MONITORING ISS- MINISTRY OF HEALTH – At present in Italy no critical situation related to the Covid-19 epidemic. This is in summary the result of the monitoring of the indicators for the so-called Phase 2 between 18 and 24 May. The weekly incidence remains very heterogeneous in the national territory. In some Regions the number of cases is still high denoting a complex situation but under control. In others the number of cases is very limited. “Caution is recommended especially when the movement of people on the national territory increases.” In almost all Regions, the transmissibility indices Rt are below 1 and the trend of new cases is decreasing. The weekly incidence of cases “remains very heterogeneous in the national territory. In some Regions the number of cases is still high denoting a complex situation but under control. In others the number of cases is very limited”. Therefore “caution is recommended especially when the movement of people on the national territory should increase in frequency and size”. There are no signs of overload of hospital services. It emerges from the monitoring of the Ministry of Health. The measures of lockdown in Italy “they actually allowed a control of COVID19 infection on the national territory even in a context of persistent diffuse transmission of the virus with very different incidence in the 21 Regions. The current situation, relative to the beginning of the first transition phase, is overall positive” . There are “transmission signals with new reported outbreaks describing an epidemiologically fluid situation in many Italian regions. This requires strict compliance with the measures necessary to reduce the risk of transmission such as individual hygiene and physical distancing. “The monitoring of the Ministry of Health notes. It is also” necessary to continue strengthening the territorial services for prevention and response. to Covid-19 to deal with any epidemic upsurge “.
In the evening, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will meet with the heads of delegation and some ministers, including Francesco Boccia, Luigi Di Maio, Luciana Lamorgese and Undersecretary Riccardo Fraccaro. The meeting serves to make a point on the hypothesis of the opening of the transfers between the Regions from 3 June, in light of the monitoring data of phase 2, between 18 and 24 May. The data, as far as we learn, will be illustrated by the Minister of Health Roberto Speranza.
CIVIL PROTECTION DATA – According to the daily monitoring of the Civil Protection slight drop in new positives in Italy: total 232,248 are now infected, 516 more than yesterday, when 593 had been registered. The figure currently includes positives, victims and healed. In Lombardy there are 354 more (yesterday 382) equal to 68.6% of today’s increase in Italy. There are 5 regions with zero contagions: Abruzzo, Umbria, Valle d’Aosta, Calabria and Basilicata, as well as the province of Bolzano.
There are 87 coronavirus victims in the last 24 hours in Italy, an increase compared to 70 yesterday. In Lombardy on the last day 38 were registered, while yesterday there were 20. The deaths at national level thus rise to 33,229. The data were disclosed by the Civil Protection. Seven regions – Sicily, Sardinia, Valle d’Aosta, Molise, Basilicata, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Trentino Alto Adige – do not register victims.
The number of healed and discharged coronaviruses in Italy rose to 152,844, with an increase compared to yesterday of 2,240. Thursday’s increase had been 3,503. There are 475 patients admitted to intensive care for Coronavirus, 14 less than yesterday. Of these, 173 are in Lombardy, the same number as yesterday. On the other hand, there are 7,094 patients hospitalized with symptoms, with a drop of 285 compared to yesterday, while those in home isolation are 38,606, with a drop of 1,512 compared to yesterday. There are 46,175 coronavirus patients in Italy, 1,811 less than yesterday, when the drop had been 2,980.
“We have overcome the peak curve of the infection, we are in the downhill part and in a phase of control of the situation, but it requires special attention” in identifying and isolating suspect cases early. This means “monitoring systems and health response capacity for possible outbreaks”. So the president of the Higher Institute of Health (ISS), Silvio Brusaferro, during the hearing in the Chamber Budget Committee.
“With next week we are facing a challenge it will be even more important because the mobility between regions and also the international one will be liberalized. This will require an even more careful ability to monitor and respond to outbreaks,” said Brusaferro in view of the resumption of travel between regions and EU states scheduled for June 3.
“For the scenarios that we imagine, in autumn, a pathology such as Sars-cov-2, which is transmitted by droplets, can be more spread and confused with other respiratory symptoms” and “the famous hypothesis of the second wave is connected to this, which, from a technical and scientific point of view, is a given objective “. “In the autumn, respiratory infections spread, fewer hours of sunshine and outdoor activities and more circulation increases.”
“The virus is still present and individuals’ behaviors are the most effective measures to reduce its circulation. This is important because the number of people who came into contact with the virus is limited, although it varies from region to region.” And the “many people who did not come into contact, and therefore susceptible to the virus, are a reservoir for its spread”.