Covid in Italy, the incidence rises – with 310 infections per 100 thousand inhabitants – and the Rt increases, now at 0.83. The employment rate of intensive care units falls (to 1.9%), but the occupancy rate of medical areas rises (to 6.7%). Six regions and autonomous provinces at high risk. These are the main data of the weekly monitoring of the control room of the Higher Institute of Health (Iss) and the Ministry of Health.
INCIDENCE RETURNS TO GROW – The incidence of Covid cases in Italy is growing again. “The weekly incidence at the national level rises: 310 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants (10-16 June) against 222 per 100,000 inhabitants (3-9 June)”, the ISS monitoring data.
INCREASE RT – The transmissibility index Rt increases. “In the period 25 May-7 June, the average Rt calculated on symptomatic cases was equal to 0.83 (range 0.73-1.18), an increase compared to the previous week , with a range that exceeds the epidemic threshold. The transmissibility index based on cases with hospitalization is increasing, with an interval reaching the epidemic threshold: Rt = 0.95 at June 7 versus Rt = 0.80 at 31 May, “explains the report.
DOWN THE INTENSIVES, ADMISSIONS TO THE MEDICAL AREA INCREASE– Fewer Covid hospitalizations in resuscitation but increasing those in medical areas. “The employment rate in intensive care drops to 1.9% (daily survey by the Ministry of Health as of June 16) against 2.0% (daily survey as of June 9). The employment rate in medical areas nationwide rises to 6.7% (daily survey on June 16) against 6.6% (daily survey on June 9) “, reports the monitoring.
SIX HIGH RISK REGIONS – “Only one Region is classified at low risk, 14 are classified at moderate risk and 6 at high risk due to the presence of multiple resilience alerts”, underlines the report.
INCREASING CASES DETECTED BY SYMPTOMS – “The percentage of cases detected through contact tracing activity is stable (10% versus 10% last week). The percentage of cases detected through the appearance of symptoms is increasing (44% versus 42%), while decreasing the percentage of cases diagnosed through screening activities (47% versus 49%) “.