ISS monitoring, declining Covid hospitalizations and stable incidence: 4 high-risk regions

According to the Covid monitoring data of the Control Room, relating to the period from 6 to 12 March and updated to 15 March, the incidence is stable at 40 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants, decreasing Rt and hospitalizations in the medical area. But the regions at high risk are increasing: there are 4, namely Emilia Romagna, Liguria, Piedmont and Tuscany.

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Situation Covid still improving Italy: while the incidence remains stable at 40 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants, the numbers relating to the Rt index and hospitalizations are decreasing. This is what emerges from the last one monitoring of the control room on infections in our country, relating to the period from 6 to 12 March and updated to March 15th.

Incidence stable at 40, Rt drops to 0.94

“The weekly incidence at national level was substantially stable: 40 for every 100,000 inhabitants (March 10-16) against 41 per 100,000 inhabitants (March 3-9).” This is what we read in the report with the weekly Covid monitoring of the ISS-Ministry of Health control room.

Slightly, however, decline the transmissibility index: the average Rt calculated on symptomatic cases fell to 0.94 from 0.97, below the epidemic threshold, the occupancy rate of beds in intensive care units was also stable at 1%; the employment rate in medical areas at national level decreased slightly, from 4.7% recorded on 9 March to 4.3% on 16 March.

Hospitalizations in the medical area are down

As for hospitalizations, the situation appears to be under control in the Covid wards of Italian hospitals. “The employment rate in intensive care it is stable at 1% (daily survey by the Ministry of Health on 16 March) against 1% (daily survey on 9 March). The employment rate in medical areas at a national level it drops to 4.3% (survey on 16 March) against 4.7% (survey on 9 March)”, the report continues.

The 4 high risk regions

However, the Regions or autonomous provinces classified as high risk pursuant to the Ministerial Decree of 30 April 2020 have increased from two to four in one week due to multiple resilience alerts; another 9 are at moderate risk, 8 are classified as low risk, 15 report at least one resilience alert and 7 report multiple alerts.

According to the ministerial tables, they are indicated at high risk Emilia Romagna, Liguria, Piedmont And Tuscany; Basilicata, Campania, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lombardy, the autonomous province of Trento, Puglia, Sardinia, Umbria and Veneto are at moderate risk. Finally, there are multiple resilience alerts in Emilia Romagna, Liguria, Piedmont, Puglia, Sardinia, Tuscany and Umbria.

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