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Covid is rising again but no criticality in hospitals - News

2023-12-07T21:47:14.372Z

Highlights: Covid is rising again but no criticality in hospitals - News. News. Meloni: 'We are monitoring, everything worries me' Tajani: I got vaccinated' (ANSA). Infections and hospitalizations for Covid-19 continue to increase in Italy. However, the situation in hospitals is not critically affected at the moment, but the guard remains high as Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni explains: "I am always worried about everything that can happen and we monitor everything, including Covid"


Meloni: 'We are monitoring, everything worries me'. Tajani: I got vaccinated' (ANSA)


Infections and hospitalizations for Covid-19 continue to increase in Italy. However, the situation in hospitals is not critically affected at the moment, but the guard remains high as Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni explains: "I am always worried about everything that can happen and we monitor everything that can happen, including Covid," she said today as she left Asti, after the signing of the Development and Cohesion agreement with the Piedmont Region. The fact that the epidemiological trend of Covid-19 is on the rise is shown by the data of the latest weekly bulletin of the Ministry of Health. In the week 30 November-6 December, 59,498 new positive cases were recorded, with a variation of +14.0% compared to the previous week. There are 307 deaths with a variation of +5.5% compared to seven days ago. There are 284,806 swabs carried out with a variation of +2.5% and the positivity rate is 20.9% (+2.1%). As for the situation in hospitals, the occupancy rate in the medical area for 6/12/2023 is 10.7% (6,668 inpatients), compared to 9.2% (5,741 inpatients) on 29/11/2023. The ICU occupancy rate for 6/12/2023 was 2.5% (219 inpatients), compared to 1.9% (170 inpatients) on 29/11/2023. Numbers have been rising for a few weeks now, therefore, but the situation remains under control, although monitoring remains constant, as also assured by the director general of Health Prevention of the Ministry of Health, Francesco Vaia. The indicators, he explained, "are slightly increasing, both in terms of the number of new positives and the impact on hospital facilities, which, however, remains under control and does not lead to critical conditions."

At the same time, the ministry is relaunching the anti-Covid and anti-flu vaccination campaign, with the aim of encouraging immunizations especially among the elderly and frail individuals, at greater risk of serious consequences and among whom the highest number of hospitalizations and deaths are currently recorded. "The Regions, which I thank for their ready availability," Vaia explained, "are organizing Open Days and other organizational measures throughout Italy to facilitate citizens' access to vaccination without any reservation." This "Ministry-Regions synergy," he added, "is the virtuous way to protect the fragile, who at this stage are the people who are most at risk of developing severe forms of the disease."

And an invitation to get vaccinated also comes from the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Antonio Tajani: "It is right that people with white hair get vaccinated. I've been vaccinated and I'm fine. The vaccine doesn't hurt, it's always prudent to do so." Every year, he recalled, "flus, including Covid and even beyond Covid, especially in the most fragile people can cause serious consequences. So we need to be prudent, pay attention to contagion, get vaccinated, even if - he concluded - it is not the situation of 2020".


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