Covid, Rezza: “High circulation of the virus, keep a careful behavior”

“Also this week, the incidence rate of Covid cases in our country is trending down slightly and the RT is also showing a down trend. We are also noticing a slight down trend in the crowding of care places intensive, which is good news”. This was reported by the director of prevention of the Ministry of Health, Gianni Rezza, commenting on the data relating to the weekly monitoring of the spread of Covid-19 in our country. “However, given the high circulation of the virus in this period, it is always good to continue to maintain precautionary behaviors and to complete the vaccination according to the indications given according to the age group,” he added. . (COVID: THE LATEST NEWS LIVE – COVID VACCINE: DATA AND GRAPHS ON ADMINISTRATIONS IN ITALY, REGION BY REGION)

Palamara (Iss): “Sharp drop in Covid cases among young people and between 5-11 years old”

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Anna Teresa Palamara, director of infectious diseases at the Higher Institute of Health, also commented on the health situation.
“The incidence of Covid-19 cases in Italy, as well as in almost all European countries, is slowly but steadily decreasing and RT is also improving. There is a downward trend in cases in almost all Italian regions and there is a clear decrease in the number of cases especially in the young age groups and between 5 and 11 years old, while the decrease in the older age groups is more contained,” he said. .

“The epidemic is improving, but continue to observe the measures”

Still referring to the epidemiological situation in Italy, Palamara then said: “The epidemic is improving, with decreasing transmissibility, but it is recommended to continue to strictly respect individual and collective behavioral measures and to pay particular attention to gathering situations.” . “In addition, the high vaccination coverage in all age groups, with the completion of vaccination cycles and the booster dose, represent the necessary tools to mitigate the particularly clinical impact of the epidemic”, he said. -he adds.

“Reinfection rate exceeds 4%, most infectious subvariants unproven”

“The rate of reinfections exceeds 4% and this is one of the characteristics linked to the Omicron period,” Palamara then pointed out. Referring to the latest ISS rapid survey on the spread of variants, he also recalled the presence in Italy of Omicron sublines such as BA.1, BA.2 and BA.3 and of omicron-omicron recombinants, such as Xj and Xl . But, he clarified, “because none of these sublines have documented an increased ability to transmit or cause severe disease.”

“With Omicron high protection against severe Covid with the third dose”

Speaking about the importance of anti-Covid vaccines, the director of infectious diseases of the Higher Institute of Health recalled that “even in the era of the circulation of Omicron, the third booster dose protects both from diagnosis and severe Covid disease”. “Protection against serious diseases is particularly high in the over 80s and over 70s, where the protection exceeds 90%, but the protection is also active against infection and we note a protection percentage of 66% or more in the different age groups” he added, reiterating the invitation to complete the vaccination cycle, including the reminders indicated.

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