Coronavirus Italy, cases double in 7 days: Sicily fifth for number of positives

Coronavirus Italy, cases double in 7 days: Sicily fifth for number of positives
Coronavirus Italy, cases double in 7 days: Sicily fifth for number of positives

The epidemic curve in Italy is still growing sharply. There are 56,166 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, against 53,905 yesterday but above all 36,573 last Thursday. The processed swabs are 248,042 (46,512 yesterday) with the positivity rate still rising from 21.9% to 22.6%, never higher since last winter. The deaths are 75 (yesterday 50). The total number of victims since the beginning of the pandemic thus rises to 167,967. This is what emerges from the daily bulletin of the Ministry of Health.

Intensive care (yesterday +10) remained unchanged and stopped at 216, with 31 daily admissions, while the number of patients in ordinary wards continues to grow: 117 more (yesterday +144) for a total of 5,064 hospitalized.

The region with the most cases is Lombardy with 8,507 infections, followed by Lazio (+6,879), Veneto (+6,154), Campania (+5,407) and Sicily (+4,349).

Total cases since the start of the pandemic come to 18,071,634. The discharged / healed in the last 24 hours are 29,798 (yesterday 29,740) for a total that rises to 17,251,095. The currently positive ones are 27,559 more (yesterday +25,083) for a total that rises to 652,572. Of these, 647,292 are in home isolation.

Soaring cases – with almost 60% more infections in seven days – and hospital wards starting to fill up again. As a result of the more contagious Omicron BA.5 sub-variant, the Covid-19 epidemic in Italy regains speed in all regions, while the vaccination campaign is stalled. At the same time, news of the availability of a new vaccine arrives from the European Medicines Agency (EMA): the Agency has recommended granting marketing authorization for the Valneva vaccine for use in the primary vaccination of people from 18 to 50 years old. It is the sixth authorized vaccine.

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