Covid, infections rise 26,109 positive in 24 hours, 123 deaths, record for fourth wave – Health – BoilingNews

I am 26,109 Covid test positive identified within the last 24 hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health. Yesterday there were 23,195. There are 123 victims in one day, yesterday there were 129. According to data from the Ministry of Health, 317,930 are currently positive for Covid in Italy, 12,277 more than yesterday. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the total number of cases is 5,308,180, the deaths 135,301. The discharged and cured are 4,854,949, with an increase of 13,704 compared to yesterday.

There are 718,281 molecular and antigenic vaccinations for coronavirus performed in the last 24 hours in Italy, according to data from the Ministry of Health. Yesterday there were 634,638. The positivity rate is 3.6%, stable compared to yesterday. Then there are 917 patients on intensive care in Italy, 47 more than yesterday in the balance between income and expenses. Daily admissions are 101. Patients with symptoms in general wards are 7,338 or 29 more than yesterday.

The 26,109 new cases of Covid recorded in the last 24 hours in Italy represent the new record for the fourth wave. In nine months there have not been such high numbers: last time they exceeded 26 thousand cases, in fact, it was March 13, when 26,062 were identified.

For two months now, there has been no sign of slowing down the Covid-19 epidemic, which gradually “leads towards one dangerous congestion in hospitals “. In the week 8.-14. December, compared to the previous one, new cases and deaths increase by about 18%.

Locatelli, vaccinated swab for major events and hypotheses The possible introduction of the compulsory vaccination also for vaccinated persons to gain access to major events is “a hypothesis that needs to be considered if the epidemiological situation should worsen”. It says Franco Locatelli, coordinator of CTS and president of Css on SkyTg24, and reiterates that “the benefit that has been accumulated by our country must be protected, and above all, the lives of Italians must be protected”.

“On the hospital front, the number of beds occupied by Covid patients is still increasing: + 17.9% in the medical field and + 11.2% in the intensive care unit. But in recent weeks” the percentage of patients admitted to the medical field and in intensive compared to positive “, thanks to the increase in third doses.

The ratio of positive to tested clearly increases (from 3.6% to 23.9%), and deaths also increase by 18.8%, which was 663 in the last 7 days compared to 558.

In 26 Italian provinces, the incidence of Covid-19 infections exceeds 250 cases per year. 100,000 inhabitants. While in all regions, with the exception of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Molise and the autonomous province of Bolzano, there is a percentage increase in new cases: from 4.4% of Abruzzo to 94.8% of Basilicata.

In 7 days, the number of people receiving the first dose of the anti-Covid vaccine increased by 5.8%: from 6 to 12 December, they were 236,000 compared to 223,116 in the previous week. But the third doses are above all increasing: they were 2.9 million, 8.8% more than the previous week.

The monitoring emphasizes how “the pandemic is in a critical phase due to the convergence of various factors, such as the winter season, the initial delay in the administration of third doses, a hard core of non-vaccinated people”. This “concerns” in light of Christmas and the proliferation of Omicron.

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