There are 84,700 new infections from Covid recorded in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health. Yesterday there were 86,334. The victims are instead 63, down from 72 yesterday. A total of 325,588 swabs were performed, including antigenic and molecular, with the positivity rate of 26%, down from 27.3% yesterday. On the other hand, 275 patients are hospitalized in intensive care, 11 more than yesterday. Daily admissions are 40. There are 7,035 hospitalized in ordinary wards, or 205 more than yesterday. Coronavirus positive Italians are currently 965,564, continuously growing in recent days. This is evidenced by the data of the Ministry of Health. A total of 18,695,954 have been infected since the beginning of the pandemic, while the deaths rise to 168,488. The discharged and healed are 17,561,902, with an increase of 49,322.
The cases of pneumonia caused by the SarsCoV2 virus are increasing again in Italy that require assisted ventilation and the responsible one is the most recent of the Omicron sub-variants, BA.5: the national president of the Emergency Health Service 118, Mario Balzanelli. “We are starting to see things we no longer saw: while previous versions of Omicron spared the lower airways, we are now starting to see pneumonia caused by Omicron BA.5, which is able to reach the pulmonary alveoli.” “Viral forms of pneumonia requiring assisted ventilation” are observed.
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