There are 132,274 new infections from Covid recorded in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health. Yesterday the infected were 36,282. The victims are 94, 35 more than yesterday’s 59. A total of 464,732 swabs were performed, including antigenic and molecular, with the positivity rate of 28.4%, stable compared to 27.9% yesterday. 323 patients are hospitalized in intensive care, 20 more than yesterday. The daily admissions are 53. The hospitalized in the ordinary wards are 8,003, 355 more than yesterday.
Hope: in the autumn we will widen the vaccine recall age
“We are preparing for a vaccination campaign in the fall in which we will extend the booster age” of the anti Covid vaccine. The minister of health said so Roberto Speranza, speaking at the convention organized by Fiaso for the 30th anniversary of the law that introduced the healthcare companies. In this context, the minister added an appeal to health directors to do everything possible to improve, already now, “the coverage of the fourth dose of the vaccine for the frail and the elderly”.
Sileri, curved descent expected in mid-July but no new tightening
The descent of the curve of this pandemic wave “will begin in a couple of weeks. The famous plateau will be there in mid-July, then the cases will begin to decline”. This is the prediction of the Undersecretary of Health Pierpaolo Sileri, according to whom, “at the moment there are no new squeezes” for the containment of infections. “We look with optimism at the possibility of an updated vaccine in the autumn, we await the end of this wave. We will see the peak in two weeks and then, I repeat, a decline, as has happened in other European countries”.
Italian protocol against ‘long’ also exported abroad
A new treatment against long covid, to recover memory, taste and smell, lost by women and men around the world who have contracted the virus in the last two years. It is the ‘stage’ protocol, named after the Italian scientist who invented it, a therapy that combines olfactory rehabilitation with an anti-neuroinflammatory molecule, pea-lut, capable of acting on the control of alterations in the central nervous system. The treatment, tested, is now widespread in Italian hospitals and also abroad, including the United States, Spain and Germany.