New infections in Italy rise from 122 to 190, this time being driven not only by Lombardy but also by Emilia Romagna, which in one day goes from 17 to 44 new infections. Due to a recalculation of the province of Trento which has subtracted 61 deaths from what was previously communicated, the number of today’s victims is 30, twelve more than yesterday, 53 thousand tampons carried out in 24 hours.
The cases in Lombardy go up from 62 to 88, where there are also 7 deaths but over 200 fewer hospitalizations.
There are three, as yesterday, the new cases of coronavirus recorded in the last 24 hours in Veneto, according to the regional bulletin released this morning. Of these new cases, which bring the total to 19,253, there is that of a 69-year-old woman, residing in a municipality in the province of Bergamo, who carried out the test at the Pederzoli nursing home in Peschiera del Garda (Verona). No new deaths were found, keeping the total at 2,004, of which 1,425 in hospitals.
The new infections in Lazio decrease from 8 to 6, where there is also a death. Contact tracing started for a positive case from Dhaka. Of today’s new cases, one concerns a patient discharged from San Raffaele Pisana with a negative swab and currently hospitalized at the COVID Center in Casal Palocco.
“At the moment the first pandemic wave is being resolved throughout Italy, the virus circulates at low intensity throughout the national territory, giving a sign of itself through outbreaks of limited extension in different regions”. The comment on his Facebook page is by the epidemiologist Pierluigi Lopalco, head of the Apulian task force for the coronavirus emergency, analyzing the known information and the still unclear aspects of the coronavirus. “From the serum-epidemiological investigations that are reported anecdotally – he notes – the percentage of the population that developed antibodies against the virus is on average low in the northern regions (<30%) and very low (<2%) in the regions of the Central South “. At the moment, “there is no evidence that the mutations the virus has undergone have reduced its aggressiveness in terms of clinical outcome”, on the contrary “the virus that now circulates in South America is probably the same that circulates in Europe”.
The things signed by the document also says the document signed by a group of virologists, according to which the data show “a constant increase in cases with low or very low viral load” and “studies are in progress to explain the reason” . To say this are ten doctors and researchers, including Giuseppe Remuzzi, director of the Mario Negri Institute in Milan, and Alberto Zangrillo, director of the intensive care unit of the S. Raffaele hospital in Milan. In the letter, experts also pointed out that for some time “clinical data show a marked reduction in cases of Covid-19 with symptoms”, and hospitalization has become “now rare and related to asymptomatic or paucisymptomatic patients”. At the moment the “international scientific community is wondering about the real ability of asymptomatic or paucisymptomatic people to transmit the infection”.
To sign the document also Matteo Bassetti, infectious disease specialist at the San Martino hospital in Genoa, Arnaldo Caruso, director of the Microbiology department of the Civil Hospital of Brescia, Massimo Clementi, director of the microbiology laboratory of S. Raffaele, Luciano Gattinoni, director of therapy intensive care of the Polyclinic of Milan, Donato Greco, consultant of the World Health Organization, Luca Lorini, director of the resuscitation unit of the Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital in Bergamo, Giorgio Palù, professor of Virology of the University of Padua and Roberto Rigoli, director of the microbiology department of the Treviso hospital.