Rt rises to 1.07 and incidence to 504.9 High-risk regions

According to the weekly monitoring of the Control Room, the epidemiological picture in Italy worsens with Rt rising to 1.07 and incidence to 504. Nine regions are considered to be at high risk, none at low risk.

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New increase in Covid cases in Italy. Confirmation just came from the last one weekly monitoring of the Control Room where the point is made on the epidemiological situation in our country. Both incidence and transmissibility index Rt: in the period 1 June – 14 June, the mean Rt calculated on symptomatic cases was equal to 1.07, an increase compared to the previous week, when it was equal to 0.83, and for the first after two and a half months beyond the epidemic threshold.

It also increases the incidence weekly nationwide: 504 per 100,000 inhabitants between 17 and 23 June against 310 per 100,000 inhabitants in the period 10-16 June. That is, it went up by 62% in one week. No autonomous region or province is classified as low risk. 12 Regions / PPAA are classified at moderate risk pursuant to the Ministerial Decree of 30 April 2020, while 9 are classified as risk alto due to the presence of multiple resilience alerts; 2 of these are ad high probability of progression.

The incidence of Covid cases rises above 500 per 100 thousand inhabitants in 8 Regions: Abruzzo (533,1), Emilia Romagna (512,0), Friuli Venezia Giulia (552,4), Lazio (672,7), Sardinia (680,7), Sicily (563,2), Umbria (560,9) e Veneto (623.0). The highest value is therefore that of Sardinia.

As regards hospitalizations, the employment rate in intensive care rises to 2.2% according to the daily survey by the Ministry of Health as of June 23, compared to 1.9% on June 16. The employment rate in medical areas nationwide rose to 7.9% (Ministry of Health daily survey as of June 23) from 6.7% (Ministry of Health daily survey as of June 16).

The percentage of cases detected through the activity of contact tracking is stable (9% vs 10% last week). The percentage of cases detected through the onset of symptoms increased (45% vs 44%), as did the percentage of cases diagnosed through screening activities (47% vs 47%).

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