Italy increases its incidence due to Covid and has 11 cases of omicron
The head of the Higher Institute of Health, Silvio Brusaferro, announced that the curve of infections with the Corona virus is rising in Italy, with 173 weekly cases per 100,000 inhabitants, while 11 people infected with the new Omicron variant have already been detected. Tuesday. In a parliamentary appearance, he confirmed that these 11 cases are all of people who were in South Africa or in close contact with people from the country, and were discovered in the regions of Calabria, Campania (south), Veneto and Alto Adige. (North) and on the island of Sardinia.
Italy has already exceeded 5.1 million infections since February 2020 and 134,000 deaths. This Tuesday, 15,756 new positives and 99 deaths were reported. The spread of the virus is causing an increase in hospital pressure, and the regions of Veneto and Liguria (north) and Lazio (central) are of particular concern due to the level of patients in hospital. Brusaferro lamented that in Italy there are still “6.5 million people over the age of 12 who have not started a course of vaccination, have not even received a dose”, many of whom are between 30 and 60 years old.
He explained that “the lowest coverage was recorded in particular between 30 and 49 years, which is the age group that is characterized by the greatest spread of the virus,” stressing that “10% of the unvaccinated population is an important number for the virus. Continue to rotate.” 87.86% of Italians over 12 years of age have already received at least one dose against coronavirus and 84.84% have received the full treatment regimen. In Italy since yesterday, an enhanced health certificate is required to enjoy entertainment and restaurants, which only the vaccinated or the cured enjoy, and the unvaccinated are not excluded from this type of activity. On the first day of the mandatory application of the enhanced health certificate in Italy, 70,000 people were inspected and only 130 fines were imposed, which indicates, according to the Ministry of the Interior, the good reception by citizens of the new measures issued to stop the increase in infection at Christmas. (F)
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