There are 207 patients admitted to intensive care, 6 fewer than yesterday, in the balance between entries and exits, while daily admissions are 18. On the other hand, 4,962 hospitalized in ordinary wards, 129 fewer in the last twenty-four hours. The currently positive ones are 634,194, compared to yesterday 11,739 less. 21,078,398 (+32,169) have been discharged and healed, while the total number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic is 21,888,255, that of deaths is 175,663.
Meanwhile, the cases of Covid-19 in Italy have returned to decline in the last week (-15.8%). Intensive care (-11%), ordinary hospitalizations (-14.9%) and deaths (-24.4%) are also decreasing. It emerges from the independent monitoring of the Gimbe Foundation relating to the period 24-30 August compared to the previous 7 days. “After the rebound of last week – says Nino Cartabellotta, president of Gimbe – the number of new weekly cases returns to settle around 149 thousand, with a 7-day moving average of over 21 thousand cases per day, documenting that from mid-August to beyond modest fluctuations, the curve is in the plateau phase “.
In all regions there is a percentage decrease in new cases (from -3.2% in Basilicata to -32% in Sardinia). Compared to the previous week, in 98 Provinces there was a decrease in new cases (from -1.3% in Parma to -43% in Gorizia), in the remaining 9 Provinces there was an increase (from + 0.3% in Turin to + 23.6% of Lecco). The incidence is below 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in all provinces.
“In this phase of relative stability of the new infections – comments Cartabellotta – the descent of the fifth wave has now stopped and viral circulation remains high: as of August 30, over 660 thousand positives (a number widely underestimated), a positive rate of antigenic tampons at 16% and an average of over 21 thousand new cases a day. Numbers destined to increase with the resumption of work activities, the reopening of schools, the greater attendance of closed places, the forfeiture of the obligation to wear a mask on public transport from 30 September and the reduction of the isolation period from 7 to 5 days after negative test and from 21 to 15 days for positive “..
On the other hand, people at risk of serious illness increase: in the susceptible population group (over 60 and frail) as of 31 August there were 15.2 million without a fourth dose, in addition to 892 thousand unvaccinated, 1.88 million without third dose. The current vaccine, according to scientific evidence, he says, “remains an excellent weapon in preventing severe disease”, and frail and over 60 “accelerate the 4 / a dose”. (HANDLE).CopyAMP code