The most widespread variant in Italy is the English one and represents 73% of the cases of variants found in our territory, i.e. 16,927 out of 23,170 cases. This is what we learn from the first bulletin on the variants of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (the data will be made public every 15 days) which examines the period from 28 December 2020 to 19 May 2021. The second variant circulating in Italy is the Brazilian one (6%) with 1,388 cases; followed by the Nigerian variant with 272 cases equal to 1.17% of the total variants; the South African variant was found in 192 cases (0.83%); the so-called Indian variant resulted in 5 cases (0.02%).
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The report integrates data on variants from the most recent rapid survey conducted between the ISS in collaboration with the Bruno Kessler Foundation, Ministry of Health, the Regions and the Autonomous Provinces. It refers to a total of 23,170 cases of SarS-CoV-2 infection to the Covid-19 Integrated Surveillance System out of a total of 2,083,674 cases reported: therefore equal to 1.11%.
Covid variants, in the race to fight them Italy is behind
by Daniele Banfi
It is on this 1.1% of Covid cases that the genome of the virus was sequenced to verify which variant it belonged to. “Although the trend of cases of infection – reads the Report – reported to the Covid-19 integrated surveillance system for which genotyping has been carried out or not is influenced by the percentage of genotyped samples, which increases during rapid investigations, observes substantial stability, with weekly fluctuations, attributable to viral variants of a health nature starting from the first week of February 2021, since the data collection system became fully operational “.
“It is necessary to continue to monitor with great attention the circulation of variants of the Sars-CoV-2 virus – reads the report – and in particular the presence of mutations attributable to greater transmissibility”.