Further precautions and vaccinations were called for by Italian health authorities on Tuesday, as preliminary calculations suggest a significant increase in the number of patients again in August due to the spread of the delta virus mutation.
Health officials say officially more highly infectious delta peaks are expected in the second half of August, when the frequency of mutations could reach ninety percent among new patients.
Massimo Abrignani, a member of the Medical Expert Council (Cts) overseeing the spread of the new coronavirus epidemic, said more than 30,000 new patients would be expected daily by the end of August if the Italian population continued to fail to take mandatory precautions and vaccinate. yourself. He noted that there will be fewer serious cases requiring hospital treatment among new infections.
Abrignani, who is also the head of the medical statistics and epidemiology research group at Campus Biomedico Roman University, believed that the increase in the number of cases would lead to the spread of the delta variant and that Italians would no longer keep the safety distance between them.
“We will also pay the price for the mass celebration of the European Championship victory,” he declared.
Since the complete lifting of the epidemic restrictions on June 28, when it was not even mandatory to wear a face mask outdoors, the number of daily cases has increased in all provinces, rising again from over the previous hundred to over a thousand nationwide.
Health Minister Roberto Speranza said “we are still living in a pandemic”. Alessio D’Amato, a health adviser to Lazio, the second most populous province, nearly six million, responded that “there is no justification for re-tightening as long as hospitals’ Covid-19 wards are empty.”
Currently, just over a thousand Covid-19 patients are hospitalized nationwide, compared to thirty thousand three months ago. There are 158 patients in the intensive care unit, up from nearly 4,000 a quarter ago.
The Ministry of Health has announced that with the increase in the number of people vaccinated, Italian and EU protection certificates will be made mandatory on certain means of transport, when using certain services and in hospitality.
In the sixty million countries, the vaccination rate has reached 45 percent, meaning 24.3 million Italians have already received two doses of the vaccine. Only the first dose was given to an additional 33 million.
The government is urging the vaccination of healthcare workers, educators and teenagers before the autumn, but vaccination is slow again, as only Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are currently available in Italy. (MTI)
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