Can Covid be resumed if one has already had it? The answer is yes. The news cases are confirmed in the data on reinfections published for the first time in the latest weekly bulletin on integrated surveillance of the Higher Institute of Health. By reworking the ISS data, it emerges that in the last four months (from 24 December to 26 December) there have been over 1.8 million (1,845,274 to be precise) cases of Covid. Of these, 1,809,192 were new diagnoses and 36,082 were reinfections. In fact, 2% of positive people in the last four months had already had Covid.
Distribution by age groups
Analyzing the distribution by age group, some differences are observed between first diagnoses and reinfections; particularly in the age group 20-39 and 60-79 years. In fact, 40% of reinfections were notified in the 20-39 range while 29% of the first diagnoses were observed in the same age group. In the 60-79 range, 8% of reinfections were observed, while 14% of new diagnoses were observed starting from 24 August
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It should also be noted that in the same period of time, health workers who have contracted a Covid infection represent 2% of the total number of cases reported, while those who have contracted reinfection account for 6.8% of the total number of reinfections.
The vaccination status of those who have relapsed
Not only. Of the cases that reported reinfection, 73% were vaccinated with at least one dose after the first diagnosis, 4% were vaccinated with at least one dose at least 14 days before the first diagnosis, while approximately 24% of reinfections result in subjects not vaccinated.
With Omicron, the risk of reinfection is higher
It should also be considered that the Omicron variant is a probable catalyst for reinfection. In fact, the ISS specifies in the report that the data reported “refer mainly to the circulation of the Delta variant”. And he warns that it is “likely that with the increase in circulation of the Omicron variant the risk of reinfection may increase as reported by a recent study published in the United Kingdom by the Imperial College which highlighted how the circulation of the Omicron variant is associated with a risk. relative reinfection of 5.41 times higher than the Delta variant ».