of Paola Caruso
Data for Tuesday 20 July. The positivity rate drops to 1.6% (yesterday 2.3%) with 218,705 swabs. Zero infections in 24 hours in Molise. Friuli does not provide data due to IT problems. There is a slight increase in hospitalizations. Admissions: +6. Intensive care: +3
I’m 3.558 i new cases of coronavirus in Italy (yesterday there were 2,072, here the bulletin) with Friuli-Venezia Giulia which today does not update the data due to problems with the IT system (see note *). It goes up like this at least 4.293.083 the number of people who have contracted the SARS-CoV-2 virus (including recovered and died) since the outbreak began. THE deaths today I’m 10 (yesterday there were 7), for a total of 127,884 victims from February 2020. People recovered or discharged they are altogether 4.115.889 e 1.760 those that came out of the Covid nightmare today (651 yesterday). The positive current – the subjects who have the virus – turn out to be in everything 49.310, equal to 1.785 more than yesterday (+1.412 the day before).
The swabs and the scenario
I total swabs (molecular and antigenic) were 218.705, or 129,616 more than yesterday when there were 89,089. While the rate of positivity 1,6% (the approximation of 1.62%); yesterday it was 2.3%. Here is the map of the contagion in Italy.
More infections in 24 hours than yesterday. The curve rises due to a greater number of swabs and the ratio of cases to test decreases to 1.6% against the previous 2.3%. The increasing trend, as can also be seen from the comparison with last Tuesday (July 13) – the same day of the week – when +1,534 cases were recorded with a positive rate of 0.8%: today there are more new infections of July 13 – more than double – with a higher percentage. The epidemic is still our present, the numbers are growing, says Health Minister Roberto Speranza at a web event of Cittadinanzattiva.
Hope points out: In these hours, which are delicate, we are reasoning within the government and with the regions to understand which are the best choices. There is also discussion on the thresholds of hospitalizations to establish the colors of the regions. Could be 15% for intensive care and 20% for hospitalizations in ordinary wards, the maximum occupancy thresholds for beds assumed to remain in the white zone. These are hypotheses being evaluated (the conference of the regions updated to tomorrow at 9 am). Furthermore, with the redefinition of the parameters, a minimum number of tampons should be established to be performed every week (150 per 100 thousand inhabitants).
There are nine regions with an increase in three-digit infections. The Lazio has the highest number of new infections: here there are +681 cases, of which 557 in Rome city, with a rate of 2%, which is higher than the national one, calculated on over 32 thousand swabs. But to have processed the largest number of regional tests – more than 34 thousand – the Veneto which identified +600 positives (rate 1.7%). They follow Sicily (+552 cases with 3% rate) e Lombardy (+407 cases with 1.3% rate). Above 200 there is the Campania (+233 cases with a rate of 1.6%). To have more than 100 new infections are then: Emilia Romagna (+185), Tuscany (+169), Sardinia (+145) e Piedmont (+122). Note that Molise communicates zero new infected, while as mentioned above, Friuli has not updated the data * due to IT problems.
The number of victims remains almost stable: they are 10 in the bulletin against 7 yesterday. Thirteen regions have zero bereavement, to which are added the provinces of Trento and Bolzano. While the highest number of deaths in Sicily (+3) and Campania (+3, of which one occurred in the last 48 hours and two previously).
The health system
There was a slight increase in hospitalizations, both ordinary and in critical areas. The beds occupied in ordinary Covid wards I’m +6 (yesterday +52), for a total of 1,194 hospitalized. The beds occupied in intensive care (TI) are +3 – this is the balance between the people who left and those who entered IT – (yesterday +6), bringing the total of the most seriously ill patients to 165, with 11 entrances to resuscitation (yesterday 16).
The vaccine doses administered are over 62.3 million. Citizens who have completed the vaccination cycle are more than 27.7 million (51.43% of the population over 12). Here the map updated every evening and here the real-time data of the anti Covid-19 vaccines report on the government website.
The cases region by region
The data provided below, and broken down by region, is the total cases (number of people found positive since the beginning of the epidemic: includes deaths and recovered). The variation indicates the number of new cases registered in the last 24 hours. Here is the table with the overall data provided by the Ministry of Health.
Lombardy 846.513: +407 cases (yesterday +208) with 31.954 swabs
Veneto 429.388: +600 cases (yesterday +238) with 34.096 swabs
Campania 427.614: +233 cases (yesterday +151) with 14.494 swabs
Emilia Romagna 389.146: + 185 ** cases (yesterday +219) with 19.870 swabs
Piedmont 363.909: +122 cases (yesterday +28) with 16.254 swabs
Lazio 350,529: +681 cases (yesterday +434) with 32,866 swabs
Puglia 254,323: +80 cases (yesterday +47) with 7,764 swabs
Tuscany 246.336: +169 cases (yesterday +191) with 11.387 swabs
Sicily 236.348: +552 cases (yesterday +300) with 18.038 swabs
Friuli Venezia Giulia 107.263: data not updated * (yesterday +6)
Market 104,391: +54 cases (yesterday +25) with 2,466 swabs
Liguria 103,996: +76 cases (yesterday +38) with 6,935 swabs
Abruzzo 75,451: +45 *** cases (yesterday +15) with 4,615 swabs
P. A. Bolzano 73,545: +39 cases (yesterday +2) with 3,788 swabs
Calabria 69,734: +33 cases (yesterday +59) with 2,273 swabs
Sardinia 58,716: +145 cases (yesterday +95) with 3,112 swabs
Umbria 57.232: +76 cases (yesterday +10) with 5.421 swabs
P. A. Trento 45,993: +31 cases (yesterday +4) with 1,826 swabs
Basilicata 27,118: +27 cases (yesterday 0) with 774 swabs
Molise 13,823: 0 cases (yesterday +2) with 298 swabs
Valle d’Aosta 11.715: +3 cases (yesterday 0) with 474 swabs
Deaths region by region
The figure provided below, and broken down by region, is that of the total deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. The variation indicates the number of new deaths recorded in the last 24 hours.
Lombardy 33,810: no new deaths (yesterday +1)
Veneto 11,629: no new deaths for the third day in a row
Campania 7,566: +3 deaths (yesterday +2)
Emilia Romagna 13,269: +1 death (there were no deaths since 11 July)
Piedmont 11,699: no new deaths since July 15th
Lazio 8,388: +1 death (yesterday +1)
Puglia 6,659: no new deaths for the third day in a row
Tuscany 6,899: no new deaths (yesterday +1)
Sicily 6,010: +3 deaths (yesterday +1)
Friuli Venezia Giulia 3,789 *: no new deaths since June 30th
Market 3,038: no new deaths since 7 July
Liguria 4,357: +1 death (no new deaths yesterday)
Abruzzo 2,513: no new deaths since July 16
P. A. Bolzano 1,182: no new deaths since 13 July
Calabria 1,238: +1 death (no new deaths yesterday)
Sardinia 1,495: no new deaths (yesterday +1)
Umbria 1,424: no new deaths since 10 July
P. A. Trento 1,363: no new deaths since 6 July
Basilicata 591: no new deaths since July 5th
Molise 492: no new deaths since July 3
Valle d’Aosta 473: no new deaths since July 14
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* Friuli Venezia Giulia announces that in the face of an update problem in the regional information systems, today’s data are not available; therefore, the data of the previous day are reported.
** Emilia Romagna announces that 2 cases were eliminated from the total of positives as they were positive in antigen test but not confirmed by molecular swab.
*** Abruzzo announces that 1 case has been eliminated from the total of positives as it has already been reported by another Region.
July 20, 2021 (change July 20, 2021 | 20:52)