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Covid: all indicators decreasing but RT – Healthcare rises slightly

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Covid: all indicators decreasing but RT – Healthcare rises slightly

New Covid infections, victims and hospitalizations are decreasing both in the medical area and in intensive care. This is what emerges from the weekly bulletin regarding the progress of the epidemiological situation from Covid-19, relating to the week 22-28 February 2024. There is a very slight increase only for the transmissibility index (Rt), as reported by the Monitoring ISS-Ministry, based on cases with hospital admission as of February 20th: the Rt is below the epidemic threshold and is equal to 0.73, while it was 0.65 as of February 13th.


In detail, there are 1,103 new positive cases with a change of -31.4% compared to the previous week (n: 1,607), 39 deaths, down 25.0% compared to the previous week (n: 52), 132,482 swabs , -9.8%. The employment rate in the medical area as of 28 February was 1.9% (1,154 hospitalised), compared to 2.1% (1,311 hospitalised) on 21 February, while that in intensive care was 0.5% (45 hospitalized), compared to 0.6% (51 hospitalized) on February 21st.


“The degrowth figure has now been standardized as widely expected – states Francesco Vaia, general director of health prevention at the Ministry of Health – The ministry is working on prevention as an actor of possible change, starting from the relaunch of screening to raising awareness about the adoption of correct and healthy lifestyles, also through an increasingly strong alliance between healthcare, school and family”.

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