The latest Civil Protection bulletin, relating to yesterday, saw The new infections in Italy are down, falling to 516 against 593 the previous day. Of these, 354 are in Lombardy alone, 68.6% of the total. There are 232,248 Italians affected by Covid-19 since the outbreak. Deaths increased, rising from 70 to 87 for a total of 33,229. A total of 152,844 healed in one day.
As a result of these data, the decrease in the number of active patients continues: 1,811 fewer today (2,980 yesterday), for a total that drops to 46,175. These are the data provided by the Civil Protection in the daily bulletin.
As for the map of infections, the numerical difference of the Covid-19 epidemic between the different areas of the peninsula is becoming increasingly macroscopic: of the 516 new cases registered today, in fact, 448 are counted in only three Regions: Lombardy (354), followed at a distance by Piedmont (56) and Emilia Romagna (38). The rest of Italy adds up to just 68 new cases.
Of the remaining regions, only three exceed ten cases: Lazio (16), Liguria (14) and Campania (10). All the others are under 10, with as many as 6 Regions making the new contagion mark “zero”: Abruzzo, the province of Bolzano, Umbria, Val d’Aosta, Calabria and Basilicata.
For Ricciardi in Lombardy it was better to wait
“The general trend is certainly positive, and regions such as Liguria and Piedmont are also going in the right direction Lombardy numbers still lead to caution“. Walter Ricciardi, adviser to the Minister of Health and Professor of Hygiene at Cattolica, in an interview with” La Stampa “reiterates that
“where the circulation of the virus is still intense, one must be cautious, so for Lombardy a little bit of wait-and-see would not hurt. But mine are scientific considerations, then it is up to politics to decide on the basis of other social and economic considerations”.
Our regional health systems are ready for the three-tee challenge: to track, test and treat? “Let’s say that the situation is very heterogeneous. On the first T there was a bit of delay, because the tracking must be both technological, and the app has yet to start, and manually. On the second T the focus of the tests has been enhanced diagnostics, which have been traveling for some time at a rate of about 70,000 a day. We have made great progress on treatments with early treatments. And we know that we must pay more attention to diabetics, hypertensives, overweight people. Based on new knowledge we are learning to live with the virus we must not let our guard down“.
As for the ‘immunity license required by Sardinia, “in itself is a fascinating idea, but it is not feasible – explains Ricciardi – If we talk about rapid diagnostic tests they have not yet shown that they can safely detect the presence of the virus in the body Regarding serological tests, however, we do not know if the antibodies are actually neutralizing and how long their protective action can last “. Risk of a second wave in the fall? “Usually it happens for all viruses that affect the respiratory tract. This is why we must not be caught unprepared.”