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Covid: 55,829 infections, 51 victims. Rezza warns: “Masks in case of crowds” – Health

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Covid: 55,829 infections, 51 victims.  Rezza warns: “Masks in case of crowds” – Health

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The ‘resurgence’ of the SarsCoV2 virus is becoming more and more marked and this week records a sharp growth in Italy: in fact, both the incidence of cases, which reaches the value of 504 per 100 thousand inhabitants, and the transmissibility index Rt are skyrocketing. which reaches 1.07, thus exceeding the threshold of unity, which had not happened since last April.

There are 55,829 new infections from Covid recorded in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health. Yesterday there were 56,166. The victims are 51, down from 75 yesterday. A total of 238,069 swabs were performed, including antigenic and molecular, with the positivity rate of 23.4%, up from 22.6% yesterday.

On the other hand, 225 patients are admitted to intensive care, nine more in the balance between entries and exits. The daily admissions are 29. The hospitalized in the ordinary wards are 5,205, or 141 more than yesterday.

The increase in infections is driven by the constantly growing prevalence of the sub-variant Omicron BA.5, much more contagious. According to the latest ISS data, it has in fact gone from 23.1% last week to 34.4% according to the updated data as of 23 June. An upward epidemic trend following which no region classifies this week as ‘low’ risk.

Based on these data, experts urge caution. “Given the high speed of viral circulation – warns the Director of Prevention of the Ministry of Health, Gianni Rezza – remember that the risk of transmission of the infection can be reduced using masks, especially in the presence of large groups of peopleand at the same time protecting the most frail and elderly people with the additional booster dose “.

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