Covid Italy, bulletin of 7 June: 28,082 new cases and 70 deaths

28,082 new Covid cases have been registered in Italy in the last 24 hours, compared to 8,512 yesterday but above all 24,267 last Tuesday: for some days there have been signs of a rise in the curve, perhaps also driven by the sub-variant Omicron 5, as also happened last year summer (early July) with a “seaside” mini-wave. The processed swabs are 233,553 (yesterday 75,010) with the positivity rate rising from 11.3% to 12%. The deaths are 70, like yesterday. The total casualties since the beginning of the pandemic thus rise to 167,089. Intensive therapies are 2 more (yesterday -1) with 16 daily admissions, and there are 219 in all.
In the ordinary wards there are instead 111 fewer patients (yesterday +42), for a total of 4,342. This is what emerges from the daily bulletin of the Ministry of Health.

Agenas, intensive at 2% and departments at 7%, stable in 24 hours

In the last 24 hours in Italy, the occupancy of seats in hospital wards of ‘non-critical area’ has stopped at 7% (a year ago it was 8%) by patients with Covid-19. Just as the percentage of intensive care units employed remained stable at 2% (a year ago it was 9%). What emerges from the data of the National Agency for Regional Health Services (Agenas) of 6 June 2022, published today, is a picture of substantial stability at the national level but with regional fluctuations. In particular, in 24 hours, the percentage of places in hospital wards in the medical or ‘non-critical’ area occupied by patients with Covid-19 drops in Sardinia (6%) but grows in 6 regions: Basilicata (12%), Friuli Venezia Giulia (7%), Liguria (9%), Molise (6%), Pa Trento (5%), Veneto (4%). It is stable, however, in 14.

Crisanti: “We need a vaccine with a longer duration, in the autumn the recall”

“Revaccinate everyone, even with these vaccines”. If in autumn we were faced with a resurgence of Covid “there is no alternative” for the virologist Andrea Crisanti. The hope of having new versions of vaccines that also protect against infection “is there,” he explains. “There are dozens of vaccines in development,” he recalls. “But it must be clear: we will not get out of this situation without a vaccine with a longer duration than we have”, explains the expert according to which “the real problem” is precisely “the short duration of the vaccine over time, not the side effects, which multiply when you have to give a vaccine three, four, five times “. In any case, if it is to be revaccinated, for the director of the Department of Molecular Medicine of the University of Padua it would make sense to do so “from the age of 18”, because “transmission must also be limited”.

Omicron 5 already in Italy, more contagious but less serious

When will Omicron 5 arrive in Italy? “He is already here, I had a patient, who was in Portugal and Spain, and he is better than those who had taken all the other variants. In September this variant will be predominant, we will have more infections but especially with a booster dose we will not there will be more hospitalizations “. This was declared by the virologist Matteo Bassetti, director of the Infectious Diseases Clinic of the San Martino Polyclinic Hospital in Genoa.

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