Covid Italia, “Rt towards 1.24 next week”

In Italy struggling with the coronavirus and the Delta variant, “the increased RT, that is projected forward by a week”, signals a value of “1.24, with an interval of 1.21-1.27”. This was reported by the president of the Higher Institute of Health (Iss), Silvio Brusaferro, during the press conference on data analysis of the COVID regional monitoring of the control room.

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Currently in Italy the Rt index is at 0.91, up from last week when it stood at 0.66. This is what emerged from the monitoring. The circulation of the Delta variant is on the rise, it is emphasized in the draft of the Iss-Ministry of Health report.

“The general picture of the transmission of Sars-CoV-2 infection returns to worsen in the country with almost all the Regions and autonomous provinces classified at moderate epidemic risk” the experts remark in the draft of the report with the monitoring data for week 5 -11 July. “There are 19 Regions and Autonomous Provinces classified at moderate risk and two (Trento and Valle D’Aosta) at low risk”.

“The impact of the Covid-19 disease on hospital services – say the experts – remains minimal with employment rates in the medical and intensive care area still slightly decreasing”. “The transmissibility on symptomatic cases alone increases compared to the previous week, although below the epidemic threshold, an expression – they explain – of an increase in viral circulation mainly in young and more frequently asymptomatic subjects”.

“No Region or Autonomous Province exceeds the critical occupancy threshold for ICU or medical area beds. The ICU occupancy rate is 2%, with a decrease in the number of hospitalized people from 187 (as of July 6) to 157 (as of July 13). The employment rate in medical areas nationwide remains at 2%. The number of people hospitalized in these areas goes from 1,271 (July 6) to 1,128 (July 13) “, reads again.


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