“I have always said that the pandemic is not over, but today we have tools to manage it in a different way. In particular, the vaccination data is very encouraging”. Health Minister Roberto Speranza said this on the sidelines of a meeting at San Giovanni Addolorata Hospital in Rome.. “We must not let our guard down, we must continue to pay particular attention to the use of masks indoors and then continue to do the third doses”. It is also important to do the 4 / one dose – he concluded – now for the immunocompromised, we will see if even in more advanced age groups”.
There are 96,365 new Covid infections in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health. Yesterday there were 32,573. The victims are on the contrary 197 (yesterday there were 119).
There are 641,896 molecular and antigen swabs for the coronavirus taken in the past 24 hours, according to Health Ministry data. Yesterday there were 218,216. The positivity rate is 15.01%, stable from 14.9% yesterday. On the other hand, 455 patients are hospitalized in intensive care, that is to say 8 less than yesterday in the assessment between entries and exits. Daily admissions are 47. Those hospitalized in ordinary service are 8,969, ie 241 more than yesterday.
Covid infections are back to around a hundred thousand in the space of 24 hours. The latest highest figure came on February 8, when 101,864 infections were counted in one day.
The occupancy of seats in hospital wards in the “non-critical area” by Covid patients a year ago still reached 42%, while it is currently 13% in Italy, but in 24 hours it increases in 14 regions, reaching values above 20% in Calabria (34%), Umbria (30%), Basilicata (28%), Sicily (24%), Sardinia and Marche (21%). Employment in intensive care, on the other hand, against 38% reached exactly one year ago, is now stable at 5% in Italy and below 10% in all regions except Sardinia (11%). The data (Agenas) of March 21, 2022 indicate this.
In detail, based on monitoring by the National Agency for Regional Health Services, the occupancy of places in hospital wards in the medical (or “non-critical”) area by patients with Covid-19 is decreasing daily in Campania (14%) and Piedmont (8%), while developing in 14 regions or autonomous provinces: Basilicata (28%), Calabria (34%), Friuli-Venezia Giulia (11%), Lazio (17%), Lombardy (9%), Marche (21%), Bolzano (12%), Trento (8%), Puglia (20%), Sardinia (21%), Sicily (24%), Tuscany (15%), Umbria ( 30%), Aosta Valley (12%). It is stable in the other 5: Abruzzo (20%), Emilia Romagna (10%), Liguria (14%), Molise (15%) and Veneto (7%). Also on a daily basis, the use of intensive care by patients with Covid-19 is increasing in Pa Bolzano (to 6%), Sardinia (11%) and Tuscany (6%) but decreasing in Friuli-Venezia Giulia ( at 2%) ), Marche (2%) and Molise (0%). On the contrary, it is stable in 15 regions or autonomous provinces: Abruzzo (7%), Basilicata (4%), Calabria (6%), Campania (6%), Emilia-Romagna (6%), Lazio (8%) , Liguria (4%), Lombardy (3%), Pa Trento (1%), Piedmont (4%), Puglia (5%), Sicily (7%), Umbria (7%), Valle d’Aosta (0 % ) and Veneto (3%).
WHO and EU repealed measures too abruptly, even Italy – Several European countries, including Italy, have repealed their anti-Covid measures too “brutally” and are now facing a sharp increase in cases linked to the BA2 sub-variant of Omicron: Regional Director for Eastern Europe World Health Organization (WHO), Hans Kluge. During a press conference held in Moldova, Kluge said he was “vigilant” on the current epidemic situation on the continent, although he said he remained “optimistic”. Besides Italy, the official cited Germany, France and the United Kingdom.