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Covid, ISS monitoring: RT falls but hospitalizations increase

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The weekly incidence at the national level continues to increase: 155 per 100 thousand inhabitants (26/11 / 2021-02 / 12/2021) compared to 125 per 100 thousand inhabitants in the previous week. In the period 10 November – 23 November 2021, the mean Rt calculated on symptomatic cases was instead equal to 1.20 (range 1.12 – 1.28), above the epidemic threshold but a decrease compared to 1.23 in the Previous week.

This is what emerges from the Covid Iss-Ministry of Health week monitoring data: they are data in slight decline but in a context of widening infections. There is a sharp increase in the number of new cases not associated with transmission chains (30,966 Vs 23,971 the previous week). The percentage of cases detected through contact tracing activity is slightly down (33% vs 34% last week). The percentage of cases detected through the onset of symptoms is stable (45% vs 45%), while the percentage of cases diagnosed through screening activities is increasing (22% vs 21%).

The regions and autonomous provinces with the highest incidence of Covid-19 cases see the PA of Bolzano in first place this week with 645.7 infections per 100 thousand inhabitants. Following it at a distance, there are 3 other regions that exceed 300, that is well beyond the threshold level set at 50 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants: Friuli Venezia Giulia with 336.3 cases, Veneto with 317.1 and Valle d’Aosta with 309.1 compared to a national average of 155.

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The admissions of Covid positive in hospital and in intensive care are increasing. “The employment rate in intensive care is 7.3% (Ministry of Health daily survey as of December 2) against 6.2% (Ministry of Health daily survey as of November 25). national level rises to 9.1% (daily survey by the ministry as of December 2) against 8.1% (daily survey by the ministry as of November 25) “.

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