Covid: today’s bulletin live.

Rome, June 22, 2022 – Il Coronavirus back to run in Italy with the variant Omicron 5. Waiting for Covid bulletin of the Ministry of Health today, yesterday there was a boom in infections: over 62 thousand cases were reported, never so many since last April 28. The positivity rate was also a record at 21.4%. The latest figure this high dates back to last winter. Based on initial data from the regions, a slight decline in daily cases can be expected today.

Covid Italy, boom in infections: yesterday’s bulletin, 21 June


New daily cases (Gimbe Foundation)

Pregliasco: “One person with Omicron 5 can infect another 15-17”

“We were already on pre-alert for a rise in” Covid “infections in the fall, but the presence of this new Omicron BA.5 variant surprised us“, so the virologist Fabrizio Pregliasco, Professor of Hygiene at the State University of Milan and medical director of Irccs Galeazzi. “This virus features a extreme contagiousnesseven higher than that of measles and chicken pox, with an R0 that oscillates between 15 and 17: just think that the Wuhan variant “, the original one,” had an R0 of 2.5, while the Delta of 7. These values represent the average number of secondary cases compared to an index case, so “they are” values ​​that make it much more fearful: a person “infected with BA.5”it can infect another 15 or 17“, explains the expert.” The Omicron 5 variant, which is more diffusive, can result in a undulating trend also anticipated – continues – that is, with an increase, a descent and probably with a further ascent this winter “.”‘summerobviously, let’s not let our guard down too much – insists the virologist – We use the masks as if they were sunglassesespecially for fragile people or for caregivers who, by defending themselves, also defend their families “.

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Fiaso: pediatric hospitalizations more than doubled

The curve of the Covid hospitalizations it is flat. After the gradual slowdown in the decline in hospitalizations in the previous weeks, the survey of 21 June sentinel hospitals Fiaso shows a stop of this reduction and a substantial one stability. The weekly variations of Covid patients, both in the ordinary wards and in the intensive care units, in fact, are minimal: in the period 14-21 June, Fiaso points out, there is a decrease of only 2 hospitalized in the twenty hospitals belonging to the Italian Federation network. Healthcare and Hospitals. However, the geographical analysis of the hospitalizations shows how in the South the curve continues to descend (-8.8%), in the North it has a very slight rise (2.1%), while in the Center it has reversed direction and has grown (10.8%). In the classes of pediatric age on the other hand, a fairly sharp increase is observed. The admissions, while remaining limited, are more than doubled. The patients are mostly very young children (infants between 0 and 6 months which in a week have almost tripled from 5 to 14 patients) towards whom prudent attitudes can facilitate the recourse to hospitalization; an increase in the circulation of the virus can cause this phenomenon, without an underlying increase in the severity of the syndromes. For the first time in five weeks, there is a hospitalization in intensive care for Covid: it is a class 5-11 male without comorbidities. Two hospitalizations with Covid in intensive care are also reported, one under six months of age and the other in the 12-18 class not vaccinated.

(We will publish here, as soon as available, the national data and the table in pdf)

Infections from Covid in are still on the rise Veneto. Well 5,664 new cases: since the beginning of the pandemic there have been 1,808,204 infections. 4 deaths in the last 24 hours, there have been a total of 14,767 since 2020. The positives are now 46,283, +3,335 compared to the previous 24 hours. 502 hospital admissions (-10) in non-critical area and 22 (-2) in intensive care. The Veneto bulletin

I’m 3,365 new cases of coronavirus infection ascertained in Puglia in the last few hours. This is 25% of the 13,427 tests processed. Bari is the province where the greatest number of new positives reside: 989 more than yesterday. The currently positive are 28,759 of which 235 hospitalized in non-critical area (+16) and 11 in intensive care (+1). IS one the victim of the virus which brings the total number of deaths from the beginning of the pandemic to today to 8,585.

The cases registered in the last 24 hours in Tuscany, but a slight decline in positivity. THE contagions I am 3,043 on 13,155 tests, of which 1,822 molecular swabs and 11,333 rapid tests. The rate of new positives is 23.13% (73.8% on first diagnoses). Unfortunately others are registered 4 deaths, which raise the total to 10,148. The number of hospitalized patients is still on the rise: they are 296, 11 more than yesterday, of which 9 in intensive care, 3 fewer. All Covid data from Tuscany

No deaths in Sardinia, where they register 1,902 further cases confirmed positivity. A total of 5,899 swabs were processed, including molecular and antigenic, with a positivity rate ranging from 29.4% to 32.2%. The pressure on hospitals is still rising with patients admitted to intensive care units now 8 (+1) and those in the medical area reaching 109 (+6).

Today in Friuli Venezia Giulia out of a total of 5,938 swabs were found 1,217 positivity at Covid-19. 7 people are hospitalized in intensive care, while 118 patients are hospitalized in other departments. a death.

On the last day, 831 new cases emerged and one new death in Umbria. 3,244 swabs and antigen tests were analyzed, for a positive rate of 25.6% (it was 22.1 on Tuesday).

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