The data of the monitoring of the Ministry of Health and the Higher Institute of Health on the indicators relating to period 25-31 May confirm that the situation of the first transition phase “is overall positive“. In the lead with zero infections (and for ten consecutive days) remains the Basilicata, while in the queue there is the Lombardy, with an Rt at 0.91, against 0.75 the previous week. There Campania, which was still under review last week, now reports an index at 0.58.
There Lombardy still remains the region most affected. 142 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded here in the past 24 hours, out of 13,696 swabs performed (1.04% ratio). According to data released by the Region, there were 27 other victims (for a total of 16,249 deaths). The current positives drop to 19,499 (-354). Intensive care drops to 110 units (-10), while the number of healed / discharged reaches 54,322 (+469).
The lockdown measures, the monitoring notes, “have actually allowed a control of coronavirus infection”, but it is necessary, experts say, “to keep the resilience of local services high”. It is further stressed that “many of the cases reported this week have likely contracted the infection between 4 and 18 May 2020”.
To have a balance on the effects of the reopening of the Regions, we will have to wait until the end of the month, says Pierluigi Lopalco, epidemiologist at the head of the Apulian task force. June 15 is “the date to dissolve the prognosis on what the impact of the reopening of May has been”.