Infections in Italy today rise from 4,830 to 5,117. On the other hand, there are 67 deaths while the positivity rate rises by two decimal places to 1.7%. There are 9 fewer hospitalized in intensive care and 110 fewer in medical wards.
Cases in Lombardy fell from 628 to 573, where there are 9 victims, while the positivity rate falls one decimal to 1.1%.
Cases down from 306 to 263 also in Piedmont where the positivity rate falls from 1.5 to 1.2%.
In Veneto, new cases of Covid-19 and three deaths in the last 24 hours have risen from 525 to 613. The number of patients currently in care is growing, which number 12,456 (+37) but hospitalizations in the ordinary wards are decreasing, which are 261 (-11); and the number of patients in intensive care remains unchanged at 50.
The new cases of Coronavirus registered in Tuscany in the last 24 hours are 435 out of 16,498 tests of which 7,746 molecular swabs and 8,752 rapid tests. The rate of new positives is 2.64% (7.3% on first diagnoses). Compared to yesterday, the number of new positives has increased (they were 373) while the number of tests carried out has decreased (they were 19,102), consequently the rate has risen (it was 1.95%).
Infections in Lazio decreased from 371 to 314, where there are 3 deaths against six yesterday.
In Puglia, cases rise from 189 to 248 out of 13,931 tests for Covid-19 infection, with an incidence of 1.78%. A death was recorded. Since the beginning of the emergency 3,497,003 tests have been carried out and 3,368 cases are currently positive. The total number of Covid positive cases in Puglia is 266,706 and 256,579 patients are cured.
Cases in Calbria fell from 299 to 203 where there are six victims while the incidence of cases is at quora 84.1.
From deaths from Covid to infections, the week 8-14 September, compared to the previous one, saw all the numbers down: new cases drop -14.7% (33,712 compared to 39,511), deaths by -6.7% (389 compared to 417), people in home isolation by -8.8% (117,621 compared to 128,917), hospitalizations with symptoms by -3.3% (4,165 compared to 4,307) and therapies by -1.6% intensive (554 compared to 563). This was revealed by the independent monitoring of the Gimbe Foundation, which underlines that in the hospital there are “almost exclusively unvaccinated people”.
“The new weekly cases continue to decrease – declares Nino Cartabellotta, president of the Gimbe Foundation – while only 4 Regions register a percentage increase in new cases”. Furthermore, “in only 2 Provinces there are over 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants: Syracuse (178) and Messina (168). Deaths are also decreasing: 389 in the last 7 days (of which 52 referring to previous periods), with a daily average of 56 compared to 60 in the previous week “. “On the hospital front – says Renata Gili, Head of Research on Health Services of Gimbe – after 8 weeks of increase, there is a slight reduction in the number of beds occupied by Covid-19 patients, which fall by 3.3% in the medical area and in the 1.6% in intensive care ». “Daily admissions to intensive care are also starting to drop – explains Marco Mosti, Gimbe Operations Director – with a 7-day moving average of 36 admissions per day compared to 42 in the previous week”.
The incidence of Covid infections in Italy is decreasing and Europe is also noticing it. According to the weekly update of the maps developed by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (Ecdc), Marche, Tuscany and Sardinia return to yellow. On the other hand, Basilicata, Calabria and Sicily remain red. In the rest of Europe, the situation also improves in Portugal, Northern France, Flanders (Belgium) and some regions of Spain. The areas with the highest incidence, colored dark red on the map, are found in northwestern Ireland, southern France bordering Italy, and Slovenia.
Autumn is approaching and with the bad season also the risk of confusion between symptoms of Covid and flu. But vaccinating against both at the same time “can be done and it is safe”, as recent data and the favorable opinions of various scientific societies show. To indicate a possible way, on the occasion of the beginning of the administration of the third dose of vaccine against Sars-Cov-2, is the president of the Italian Society of General Medicine and Primary Care (Simg) Claudio Cricelli, who explains how this option it could help “optimize resource use and tackle both viruses.”
So far, the Covid vaccine has been recommended about a month after other vaccinations. However, in recent weeks, the CDC has published documents that attest that in the case of RNA and viral vector vaccines, there are no problems in carrying out a simultaneous administration with other non-live vaccines, such as influenza. The pronouncement of Ema and Aifa is still missing, while in the USA the scientific community has openly sided with the hypothesis of simultaneous double vaccination based on co-administration.