The infections are still going down, from 881 they are almost halved to 495, the lowest figure since 18 August last year. The few swabs performed were also affected, just 81 thousand against 150 thousand yesterday and 216 thousand on Friday, so much so that the positivity rate remains at 0.6% despite the drop in infections. There are 21 deaths and 4 fewer hospitalized in intensive care, where 9 Covid patients have entered in the last 24 hours.
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The new positives in Lombardy fell from 145 to 83, where the positivity rate rose from 0.5 to 0.8%.
Twenty against the thirty-one of yesterday there are new cases of people who tested positive for Covid-19 in Piedmont, 0.2% of 9,654 swabs performed. The asymptomatic are 16 (80.0%). The Regional Crisis Unit also recorded one death, but not related to the past 24 hours, and 99 recovered. There are 30 hospitalized in intensive care (-2) and 213 in the other wards (-7), while there are 1,375 people in home isolation and the currently positive 1,618.
Infections in Veneto fell from 26 to 8, where the positivity rate from the already low 0.3 drops to 0.2%.
Infections slightly increased from 73 to 81 in Emilia Romagna, where the positivity rate leaps forward from 1.5 to 12.9%.
Cases in Tuscany went from 55 to 45, where the positivity rate, however, rises from 0.8 to 1.1%.
Cases in Lazio rose slightly from 68 to 71, where the positivity rate rose by one decimal point to 1.3%.
Net drop from 82 to 31 in the new positives in Campania, with the positivity rate rising from 1.2 to 1.6%.
In Puglia, cases decreased from 45 to 19 while the positivity rate went from 1.1 to 0.4%.
«We must insist, continue to be prudent, continue on the path of gradualness. The results are visible and are very encouraging ». Thus the Minister of Health Roberto Speranza on the sidelines of the visit to the Modena vaccination hub. «Until a few weeks ago we had almost four thousand people in intensive care – underlines Speranza – now this number has been reduced by about 90%. We were at almost 30 thousand hospitalizations now we are at about 2,500. These are numbers that speak for themselves, we must insist, keep our feet on the ground. Little by little, the conditions are in place to face the next few weeks with greater confidence ».
But the Minister is not unbalanced on the stop to outdoor masks. «We await the outcome of today’s CTS meeting. There is an epidemiological situation in our country that presents very encouraging numbers compared to the last few weeks. It means that the road is the right one and we must continue like this. And if the numbers have dropped so much – says Speranza – it is first of all thanks to this extraordinary vaccination campaign which, I want to reiterate, is the real way to open a different season in our country “.
The Italian Medicines Agency (Aifa) has decided to include the monoclonal antibody tocilizumab in the list of drugs for the treatment of adults hospitalized with severe Covid-19 or with high levels of systemic inflammation indices, in rapidly worsening clinical conditions . The Aifa Determine published in the Official Gazette on 17 June provides for this, which inserts Tocilizumab, already used in the treatment of other diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, in the list of medicines that can be dispensed entirely by the National Health Service, based on Law 648 / 1996.
Waiting to know if our CTS will also give the green light to the dancing nights of the Italians after 15 months of total closure due to the coronavirus, the discos in France will be able to reopen from 9 July while the standing concerts will be authorized as early as 30 June: it is what was announced by the deputy minister responsible for small and medium enterprises, Alain Griset, who today received the sector employees at the Elysée with the president Emmanuel Macron. The entrance to the disco will be possible only upon presentation of a health pass while the reception capacity will be “reduced by 75% compared to the usual norms”, specified Griset. The use of the mask will not be mandatory but strongly recommended.