There are 22,361 new Covid cases recorded in Italy in the last 24 hours, compared to 28,082 yesterday but above all the 18,391 of last Wednesday: the signs of a rise in the curve are confirmed, perhaps also pushed by the sub-variant Omicron 5, as also happened last year summer (early July) with a “seaside” mini-wave. The swabs processed are 188,024 (yesterday 233,553) with the positivity rate falling slightly from 12% to 11.9%.
The deaths are 80 (yesterday 70). The total casualties since the beginning of the pandemic thus rise to 167,169. Intensive therapies are 20 fewer (yesterday -2) with 18 daily admissions, and they are 199 in all. On the other hand, there are 46 fewer patients in the ordinary wards (yesterday -111), for a total of 4,296. This is what emerges from the daily bulletin of the Ministry of Health.
Gimbe: omicron subvariants more contagious, but don’t worry
“Omicron sub-variants do not worry at the moment, they are more contagious but hospitalizations do not increase. Fourth dose? Many deaths among the over 80 who are postponing the fourth dose, must be done now. For others it is difficult to say if it will be necessary”. Thus nino cartabellotta, president of the gimbe foundation, spoke to the microphones of the broadcast ‘l’italia s’è awakened on radio cusano campus. On the more contagious ba-5 sub-variant cartabellotta explains that “in our report we have taken into consideration the various sub-variants of omicron which are a little more transmissible by about 10-15% and show a greater evasion of vaccine protection. At the moment for the ‘ Italy we do not have official data. The data coming from South Africa are comforting because the data on infections is increasing, but this has no consequences in hospitals “. Finally, on vaccinations, he stresses that “we only have data on the over 50s, at this time of low viral circulation many are postponing the fourth dose, but there is an increase in deaths for the over 80s. For the general population it is a bet to say today if an annual dose of vaccine is needed We await further studies to plan the approx
autumn vaccination Spain “.
Go, only with ventilation systems in each school goodbye mask
“We have a few months ahead of us to secure schools with aeration and mechanical ventilation systems which, as I have been saying for two years and as a Spallanzani-Sapienza study has also certified, are three times more effective than masks in protecting against infection. from Sars-CoV-2. We must now be industrious ants to guarantee a more peaceful autumn. In fact, it is time to say enough to children with masks: it is a show that we no longer want to see “. Thus Francesco Vaia, director of the Inmi Spallanzani of Rome, comments on the report of the American Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC) which – after monitoring, between February and March, a sample of public schools – has established that improving ventilation, Even with the use of air filtration systems, classrooms reduce the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the student community.
Fiaso, -16.3% hospitalizations, down for over 1 month; no Vax 40% of places in intensive
The curve of Covid admissions in hospitals is still falling. The downward trend seems to have consolidated: for the fifth consecutive week the number of patients hospitalized in Covid areas, both in ordinary wards and in intensive care, decreases by 16.3%. report of the sentinel hospitals of the Italian Federation of Healthcare and Hospitals (Fiaso) of 8 June. In ordinary Covid wards the weekly reduction is 15.9%. In resuscitations, the number of hospitalized patients drops by 24.2% and there is an increase in no vax patients, which today account for 40% of those occupying a bed in intensive care.