Coronavirus in Emilia-Romagna, 53 new cases. Another 17 deaths, 6 in Bologna

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BOLOGNA – Another 53 cases of coronavirus in Emilia-Romagna, which emerged from the 4555 swabs carried out in the last 24 hours (positive outcome for just over 1%). In total, there are 27417 cases registered since the start of the pandemic, but active cases drop below 5,000: 4926. However, there are 17 further deaths, the total number of victims of the covid in the region is now at 4025.Today’s Region Bulletin reports that people in isolation at home, that is, those with mild symptoms, which do not require hospital treatment, or are symptom-free, total 4,242, – 134 compared to yesterday. Patients in intensive care are 92 (-4). Those hospitalized in others also decrease Covid departments: -34.
The people altogether healed therefore rise to 18,466 (+208), over 67% of all people tested positive since the start of the pandemic: 1,559 “clinically healed”, that is, they have become asymptomatic after presenting clinical manifestations associated with the infection, and 16,807 those declared healed at all the effects because you tested negative in two consecutive tests.The new ones deaths they concern 2 residents in the province of Piacenza, 4 in that of Reggio Emilia, 1 in that of Modena, 6 in that of Bologna (none in the Imola area), 1 in that of Ferrara, 1 in that of Rimini, 2 from outside the Region. No deaths among residents in the province of Parma, Ravenna and Forlì-Cesena.

These are the cases of positiveness on the territory, which instead refer not to the province of residence, but to the one in which the diagnosis was made: 4,449 in Piacenza (2 more than yesterday), 3,435 in Parma (23 more. But there is no situation alarm: only 6 symptomatic, the rest were identified following serological screening on asymptomatic patients), 4,914 in Reggio Emilia (4 more), 3,884 in Modena (4 more), 4,519 in Bologna (9 more) ; 392 positivity recorded in Imola (1 more), 984 in Ferrara (1 more). In Romagna, cases of positivity reached 4,840 (9 more), of which 1,018 in Ravenna (1 more), 940 in Forlì (1 more), 769 in Cesena (1 more), 2,113 in Rimini (6 more).

Serological screening in Rimini

After Piacenza, the serological screening campaign commissioned by the Region to assess the spread of the virus in the most affected areas also arrives in Rimini. The rapid tests will be carried out from May 29 in 10 points of collection of the Healthcare company distributed over the provincial territory; about 57 thousand resident citizens concerned, who will be contacted directly by Ausl Romagna.
The serological tests, which will be carried out with venous sampling, allow to understand if the person has had contact with the virus through the presence of antibodies. If the result is positive, the swab is carried out to check if the disease is currently in progress; if the swab is also positive, taking charge is activated which contemplates observation, isolation of the patient and any therapy. If, on the other hand, the swab fails, there are no further requirements.
In the case of Rimini, the 57 thousand residents in the province who underwent screening – which is always on a voluntary basis – were identified in recent weeks by the Health Directorate of Ausl Romagna among those who had the greatest opportunities for contact with positive people or, in general , with the infection. These include, in particular, Covid 19 patients recovered and all those who have been placed in solitary confinement following epidemiological investigations without being subjected to tampons because they are asymptomatic. Furthermore, among the 57 thousand citizens, a sample of randomly selected people, stratified by gender, age and residence in the province, will also be tested. After this first sample of residents, the expansion of research to other sections of the population will be evaluated.



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