Yesterday, the Italian Ministry of Health announced that Italy recorded 2,153 new cases of Covid-19 virus during the past 24 hours, more than double the number of cases last Wednesday and 23 deaths. The number is the highest since June 9.
This data maintains the trend of rising infections in the country, as the delta variable increases, and total infections have risen to 4,275,846 since the pandemic began in February 2020.
The 2,153 new infections represented an increase of 1,143 cases compared to the same day last week, when 1,010 injuries were counted.
On the other hand, the 23 deaths in the last day bring the total number of deaths to 127,831.
The number of people infected with covid-19 currently stands at 41,700, an increase of 1,051 cases compared to Tuesday, and the vast majority are isolated in homes with mild or no symptoms.
Hospital pressure registered a slight decrease today: Of the 1,259 hospitalized patients, 26 fewer than the day before, 151 were admitted to intensive care units (ICUs), six fewer than on Tuesday.
The vaccination campaign is still ongoing, 24.8 million people have already been fully immunized in Italy, 45.92% of the population is over 12 years old, and the total number of vaccinated doses is 5,7789899.
The state has not ruled out possible restrictions, as the obligation to use a mask in enclosed spaces is only for now.
Some Italian regions, such as Lombardy or Liguria, are considering the use of the vaccination certificate in bars, restaurants or theatres, as France recently announced, a possibility also being considered by the Commissioner for Health Emergencies, General Paolo Figlioglio, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mariastella Gilmini.
“The Delta type worries us and the government will consider expanding the use of the ‘Green Passport’ (health passport) to include other services in order to encourage vaccination,” Gilmini said today in Brussels.
The COVID-19 pandemic has killed at least 4,053,041 people worldwide, among more than 187.7 million cases of the novel coronavirus, according to AFP’s latest balance sheet.
The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which was discovered in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in countries such as the United Kingdom, India, South Africa, Brazil and Peru.