Covid, the bulletin of September 19: 8,259 new cases, 31 deaths. 12.3% positivity rate. Liguria, growing hospitalizations and stable intensive care

Covid, the bulletin of September 19: 8,259 new cases, 31 deaths. 12.3% positivity rate. Liguria, growing hospitalizations and stable intensive care
Covid, the bulletin of September 19: 8,259 new cases, 31 deaths. 12.3% positivity rate. Liguria, growing hospitalizations and stable intensive care
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Genoa – Infections recorded today in Italy in the usual weekly low on Monday fell from 12,082 to 8,259, which however is about 2 thousand cases higher than that of seven days ago while the positivity rate loses two decimal places and goes to 12.3%. If the infections seem to no longer go down, if not even rise again, the dead are stable, 31, just one less than yesterday while they are belted 6 you will be hospitalized less in intensive care but 73 more in the medical departments.

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The data in Liguria

154 new Covid cases have been registered in Liguria in the last 24 hours against 234 molecular swabs and 1129 antigenic swabs. The number of hospitalizations is rising, which yesterday were 122 and 136 in the last 24 hours, with an increase of 14 units. Intensive care in the region remained stable, three as in the previous day. In the last 24 hours in Liguria there are also two victims, aged 75 and 83, which bring the total deaths from the beginning of the pandemic to 5567.

The data in the other regions

The daily trend of Covid infections in Veneto falls below one thousand. In the last 24 hours, 677 (-1.076) new cases of infection were confirmed, while the victims were 2. All the indicators of the disease are decreasing: the currently positive ones fall to 34.760 (-72); Covid patients hospitalized in normal medical wards are 472 (-5), those in intensive care 21 (+3).

No deaths from Covid in Tuscany in the 24 hours. It was not the case in the daily report of the region of 29 August and the previous time with no deaths is on 23 July. Also in the last 24 hours the region recorded another 220 new cases against 606 yesterday (average age 34 years, positive / swab ratio 11.17% down from 11.25% the previous day). The currently positive are 80,090 today (+ 0.3% on yesterday). Among them the hospitalized are 168 (-1 person on yesterday the balance between admissions and discharges, equal to -0.6%), of which 7 in intensive care (-2 people the balance between entries and exits on yesterday, equal to – 22.2%).

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Today in Lazio on 2,990 molecular swabs and 5,689 antigenic swabs for a total of 8,679 swabs, there were 815 new positive cases (-677), one new death (yesterday same data), 346 hospitalized patients (-22), 25 intensive care (like yesterday) and 1,274 more healed. The ratio of positives to swabs is 9.3%. Cases in Rome city are at 487. The number of tests carried out decreases, but the positivity rate remains substantially stable in Campania. It goes from 14.9% yesterday to 14.17 today. The tests were 4,295, the positive 609 against the 1,386 of yesterday. Intensive care admissions remained stable (14) while in the ordinary hospital wards there was a slight increase, from 231 to 233. Another four victims. Two in the last 48 hours and two previously but only recorded today. New coronavirus cases in Puglia drop from 585 to 259 out of 3,075 daily tests performed in the last 24 hours for an incidence of 8.4%. There are no victims while of the 10,397 people currently positive, 119 are hospitalized in a non-critical area (yesterday 118) and 10 in intensive care (like yesterday).

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The new infections found in Calabria drop from 425 to 285 in the last 24 hours compared to less than 2,000 swabs processed, given the physiological decline in tests carried out over the weekend. The positivity rate stops at 14.49%, losing something compared to yesterday’s 15.25. One more death to be registered

One year after SarsCoV2 infection, 35.8% of unvaccinated people no longer have detectable antibodies. This occurs in only 2.1% of vaccinated people. This is what emerges from a research conducted on over a thousand people by the Barcelona Institute for Global and published on BMC medicine. “Our data underscores the importance of vaccinating people even if they have previously been infected and confirms that hybrid immunity is superior and longer lasting,” said study first signer Marianna Karachaliou.

There have been 4.5 million cases of Covid-19 in Italy among children and young people aged 0 to 19, 22,798 required hospitalization, 509 intensive hospitalization and 73 died. The impact of the pandemic was therefore “relevant even for the youngest and the data show that it was different between males and females”, whether we consider the severe forms, long Covid, the risk of severe Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome or the consequences indirect. To describe it through 4 different aspects, is an analysis of the scientific literature, presented at the Congress of the International Society of Gender Medicine, held in Padua. First of all, “severe forms do not affect males and females equally,” explains Danilo Buonsenso, professor of Pediatrics at the Catholic University of Rome and researcher at the Gemelli Irccs Polyclinic Foundation. This is confirmed, among others, by a study on Jama Network Open (February 2022): out of 167,762 pediatric Covid cases, severe forms were in 56% of cases affecting boys (791) compared to 44% of girls (631). The second aspect concerns a serious complication linked to Sars-COV-2 infections in children, the Severe Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C). A work on Jama examined data from 77,416 pediatric cases: 291 children had developed MIS-C, of ​​which 59% were male and 41% female.

The third aspect concerns the possibility of developing Long Covid. A study by the Gemelli Polyclinic analyzed what was reported by 679 children under the age of 18. «There are no different levels of risk – he explains – but the type of symptoms reported is different between the two genders: females complain more of asthenia, headache, insomnia; children, on the other hand, have intestinal disorders, respiratory problems, difficulties in social life ». The fourth aspect concerns the indirect effects of Covid-19. “As in women, the effects of the pandemic have also been catastrophic for girls, especially in low-income countries”, observes Buonsenso, “from the increase in domestic violence to a decrease in access to education.”

The article is in Italian

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