There are 107,240 new infections from Covid recorded in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health. Yesterday 107,786 were infected. The victims are instead 94, up from 72 yesterday. A total of 378,250 swabs were performed, including antigenic and molecular, with the positivity rate of 28.35, stable compared to yesterday. 343 patients are hospitalized in intensive care, 18 more than yesterday. The daily admissions are 53. The hospitalized in the ordinary wards are 8,552, 332 more than yesterday
“People between 60 and 79 years old and medically vulnerable people of any age should also receive a second booster dose” of the Covid vaccine if infection rates increase. “Marco Cavaleri said. Head of Vaccine Strategy of the European Medicines Agency (Ema).
The April recommendation for people over 80, he added, “remains valid: they should receive a second booster vaccine.”
“Depending on the data we receive – he said – we may be able to move towards a similar picture to influenza vaccines, which does not require the submission of clinical data prior to approval of the annual update. Discussions among experts are ongoing “. This was stated by Ema’s head of vaccine strategy, Marco Cavaleri.” We will need real evidence to understand the impact that updating vaccines has on the protection of people from the contagion and severe evolution of the disease in the fall and winter, and how long it could last, “the coverage explained.
“We are seeing a new wave of Covid19 cases in many countries in the EU as the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variants are highly transmissible.”
Meanwhile Western Europe all in dark red in the new Covid map of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (Ecdc). In the ECDC maps, the EU states are assigned colors through an indicator based on the incidence of new cases at 14 days and the adoption of the vaccine in the region. Only Wallonia (Belgium), parts of Ireland, Slovenia and Croatia are in a lighter red. The data provided by Germany are insufficient, in the Netherlands and in the Eastern EU countries the test rate is too low to be taken into consideration.