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Covid: Gimbe, almost 12 million without a fourth dose


There are 12 million people who have not had the fourth dose of the vaccine and anti-Covid vaccinations in the elderly and frail people are "in free fall". (HANDLE)

There are 12 million people who have not had the fourth dose of the vaccine and anti-Covid vaccinations in the elderly and frail people are "in free fall".

This was indicated by the Gimbe Foundation

in its independent monitoring, relating to the week from 27 January to 2 February.

Even "the administration of the fourth doses (second booster) has been in free fall for months, has very low coverage rates especially in the southern regions and leaves 11.9 million people uncovered", notes the president of the Gimbe foundation, Nino Cartabellotta . 

Monitoring indicates that as of February 2, 6.77 million people over the age of 5 had not received a single dose of the vaccine.

Of these, 6.35 million are currently eligible for vaccination, equal to 11% of the population (from 7.3% in the Autonomous Province of Trento to 14.4% in the Autonomous Province of Bolzano), 0.42 million are temporarily protected as recovered from Covid-19 for less than 180 days, equal to 0.7% of the audience (from 0.4% in Puglia to 1.5% in Friuli Venezia-Giulia).

As regards the third dose, as of February 2, 40,457,435 had been administered, with a coverage rate of 84.8% (from 78.7% in Sicily to 88.7% in Lombardy).

There are 7.25 million people who have not yet received the booster dose, of which 5.85 million can receive it immediately (equal to 12.3% of the audience, from 7.9% in Piedmont to 20.4% in Sicily). 1.4 million cannot receive it immediately as they have been healed for less than 120 days (2.9% of the audience, from 1% in Sicily to 5.6% in Veneto).

As for the fourth dose, 11.9 million can receive it immediately, 1.3 million are not eligible immediately as they have been healed for less than 120 days and 5.9 million have already received it.

As of February 2, 5,898,882 had been administered.

For the fifth dose, 438,022 had been administered as of February 2.

Hospitalizations for Covid-19 are decreasing both in ordinary wards and in intensive care, while there is a 27.2% increase in deaths


The data indicate that hospitalizations in ordinary wards decreased by 9% (from 4,081 to 3,712) and in intensive care there was a drop of 12.7% (from 205 to 179). 

Deaths increased by 27.2% in 7 days, from 345 to 439 (33 of which referred to previous periods);

the average rose to 63 a day from 49 the previous week.

“In the face of a clear reduction in viral circulation in the last month, deaths are rising again.

Although a consolidation of the data is necessary in the coming weeks, it could be the indicator of the decline in immunization coverage – from previous infection or vaccination – in the elderly and frail over time”, observes the president of the Gimbe foundation, Nino Cartabellotta. 

The operational director of the Gimbe Foundation, Marco Mosti, notes that "the number of hospitalizations continues to fall both in the medical area (-9%) and in intensive care (-12.7%)".

In absolute terms, the Covid bed places occupied in the critical area, which reached a maximum of 347 on December 12, fell to 179 on February 2;

in the medical area, having reached a maximum of 9,764 on 12 December, they dropped to 3,712 on 2 February.

As of 2 February, the national rate of employment by Covid patients is 5.8% in the medical area (from 2.2% in Lombardy to 17.4% in Umbria) and 1.8% in the critical area ( from 0% in Basilicata, Molise and Valle D'Aosta to 5.3% in Calabria) (figure 7).

"The number of daily admissions to intensive care is stable - he concludes -, with a 7-day moving average of 18 admissions/day, unchanged compared to the previous week".

Source: ansa

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