Coronavirus Toscana, 35 new cases and 5 deaths. More healed, less hospitalizations – Chronicle


Florence, 22 May 2020 – There are 10,035 cases of positivity at Coronavirus in Tuscany, 35 more than yesterday. 4 of these new cases come from the serological test campaign launched by the Tuscany Region in late April. The new cases are 0.4% more than the total of the previous day.


THE healed they grow by 1.7% and reach 7,240 (72.1% of the total cases). THE swabs performed reached 222,505, 3,890 more than yesterday, those analyzed today are 4,003. The currently positive are 1,786 today, 4.8% less than yesterday. They register 5 new deaths: 2 men and 3 women with an average age of 86.4 years.

These are the data – ascertained at 12 noon today on the basis of the requests of the National Civil Protection – relating to the trend of the epidemic in the region.

Below are the cases of positivity in the area with the change compared to yesterday; these refer not to the province of residence but to that in which the diagnosis was made. There are 3,436 total cases to date in Florence (16 more than yesterday), 559 in Prato (2 more), 669 in Pistoia (3 more), 1,044 in Massa Carrara, 1,356 in Lucca (4 more), 885 in Pisa, 550 in Livorno (4 more), 676 in Arezzo (1 more), 437 in Siena (5 more), 423 in Grosseto. There are 21 more cases therefore found today in the central ASL, 8 in the north west, 6 in the south east.

Tuscany confirms its 10th place in Italy as numerosity of cases, with around 269 cases per 100,000 inhabitants (Italian average around 378 x 100,000, yesterday’s figure). The notification provinces with the highest rate are Massa Carrara with 536 cases x 100,000 inhabitants, Lucca with 350, Florence with 340, the lowest Siena and Livorno with 164.

Altogether, 1,582 people are in isolation at home, as they have mild symptoms that do not require hospital treatment, or are symptom-free (minus 85 compared to yesterday, minus 5.1%). I’m 7,994 (minus 376 compared to yesterday, minus 4.5%) people, also isolated, in active surveillance because they had contacts with infected people (Asl center 3,897, north west 3,772, south east 325).

People are still shrinking hospitalized in the beds dedicated to Covid patients that I am today altogether 204 (6 less than yesterday; 2.9% less), of which 42 in intensive care (1 more than yesterday, plus 2.4%). It is the lowest point reached since 12 March 2020 for total hospitalizations.

People overall heals rise to 7,240 (more 121 than yesterday, 1.7% more): 1,664 people “clinically healed”, which have become asymptomatic after presenting clinical manifestations associated with the infection and 5,576 (+121 people, plus 2.2%) declared cured in all respects, the so-called viral healings, with double negative buffer.

They register 5 new deaths: 2 men and 3 women with an average age of 86.4 years. With regard to the province of notification of death, 4 people died in the province of Florence, 1 in Pisa. I’m 1,009 died from the beginning of the epidemic divided as follows: 366 in Florence 45 in Prato, 79 in Pistoia, 141 in Massa Carrara, 134 in Lucca, 85 in Pisa, 57 in Livorno, 45 in Arezzo, 29 in Siena, 20 in Grosseto, 8 people died on Tuscan soil but they were resident outside the region.

The raw Tuscan mortality rate (number of deceased / resident population) for Covid-19 is 27.1 x 100,000 residents against 53.8 x 100,000 of the Italian average (11th region).
As for the provinces, the highest mortality rate is found in Massa Carrara (72.4 x 100,000), Florence (36.2 x 100,000) and Lucca (34.5 x 100,000), the lowest in Grosseto (9 x 100,000).

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