At 17.30 today, Saturday 16 October, 2,983 new Coronavirus positives were recorded (+251 day by day: yesterday they were 2,732) detected by the daily bulletin released by the Ministry of Health and Civil Protection. The total of those currently infected thus reaches 78,071 units. The “positive rate”, ie the ratio between the total number of swabs performed and those that are positive, stood at 0.6% (slightly up: yesterday it was 0.5%). The data was processed based on the results of 472,535 swabs carried out in the last 24 hours against 506,043 on Friday (both rapid antigenic tests and molecular swabs are considered in the count). There have been 14 deaths in the last 24 hours (yesterday there were 42 deaths), for a total of 131,517 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
Of the more than 78,000 Italians currently positive, 2,371 are hospitalized with symptoms in ordinary hospital wards (-74, yesterday they were 2,445) and 352 in intensive care units (-5: 357; 12 daily admissions). The subjects kept under medical observation in home isolation are instead 75,348 (-372, they were 75,720). The total of those discharged and healed reached 4,505,873.
Councilor D’Amato: today in Lazio 222 cases and five deaths
“Today in Lazio, out of 15,816 molecular swabs and 22,659 antigenic swabs for a total of 38,475 swabs, 222 new positive cases are recorded (-126), down from last Saturday 9 October (-8); 5 deaths (-2), 298 hospitalized (+4), 50 intensive care (=) and 249 recovered. The ratio of positives to buffers is 0.5%. The cases in Rome city are at 81 ”. This was reported by the councilor for health, Alessio D’Amato, in the bulletin at the end of the videoconference of the Covid-19 regional task force with the general managers of ASL and hospitals, university polyclinics and the Bambino Gesù pediatric hospital.
Tuscany: no deaths, currently positive at -2.3%
No deaths due to Covid-19 have been recorded in Tuscany today. There are therefore 7,225 deaths from Covid in the region since the beginning of the epidemic. Even today the balance between new cases of contagion, 212, with an average age of 48, bringing the total to 285,641, and those recovered from the infection, is to the advantage of the latter, who were 336 more than yesterday and reach 273,062 (95.6% of total cases). The currently positive are 5,354 today, -2.3% compared to yesterday. There are 215 hospitalized (1 less than yesterday), of which 21 in intensive care (1 less).
In Puglia 134 positive, 0.6% of the tests
Out of 21,315 swabs performed today in Puglia, 134 people were positive with a positivity rate of 0.6 percent. There are no deaths. The new positive cases are divided as follows: in the province of Bari 20, in the Bat 23, in the Brindisi area 7, in the province of Foggia 25, in the Leccese 43, in the province of Taranto 14, two residents outside the region. There are 2,170 patients currently positive, 134 those hospitalized in a non-critical area, 18 are in intensive care.