62,704 new infections with the Covid virus were recorded during the past 24 hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health. Yesterday there were 16,571. The number of victims reached 62, a slight increase compared to 59 yesterday. A total of 292,345 swabs were performed, including antigen and molecular, with a positive rate of 21.4%, up from 20.9% yesterday. On the other hand, 206 patients were admitted to intensive care, three times less than yesterday in the balance between entrances and exits. The number of daily entry cases is 25. The number of hospital residents in regular wards is 4,803, 218 more than yesterday. The current positives are 599,930, which is 25,281 more in the last 24 hours. A total of 1,7959,329 Italians have been infected since the beginning of the epidemic, while deaths have risen to 167,842. The number of those dismissed and recovered reached 1,7191,557, an increase of 37,921.
The cases of Covid will certainly increase and we will have other waves and in addition to this summer, we will have seasonal epidemics. The virus has not gone away and there will be waves that are increasingly limited in duration and in the amount and severity of ‘symptoms, because it is clear that they will occur among vaccinated people.’ like him Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health Pierpaolo Celeri Stressing that we are in a country that “has been largely vaccinated today, encountered the virus, or has a combined vaccine with the virus.” So, “What will the picture be in 2023? We will update the vaccines and a passage of the virus that will not cause minimal harm among the vaccinated.” So Sileri explained on the sidelines of the “Health I Like” conference at the Ministry of Health, “It’s a transition from pandemic to endemic, and as it happens with influenza viruses there will be epidemics as there is in winter. There will be a period of impact and we will have some increase in the population that is largely protected, Nevertheless, “. However, the epidemiological trend must be carefully evaluated and we must press on booster vaccinations for those who have not yet been vaccinated, because if there are more infections among the unvaccinated or less vaccinated – concluded Sileri – the risk is greater for the most vulnerable subjects of the need for hospital treatment.”
“Obviously, once SarsCoV2 spreads further, the mask limits the infection; so my advice is to use it in places where there is a crowd and crowds,” Sileri said. “I stayed in transport where it is still mandatory and maybe take a plane; It wasn’t mandatory. But I certainly wouldn’t put it in a restaurant or on the seaside.”
“We must not confuse intelligence with fear.” He said the trend of the Covid-19 virus should be “monitored but not conveyed messages of too much concern or warning” because “the situation is currently under control”. Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health Andrea Costa Speaking on SkyTg24. According to Costa, “If the goal is to live with the virus, we have to learn to live with the positives. I think we should focus more on the symptoms than on the positives. Keeping looking for the positives is not the right strategy,” stressing that the numbers in hospitals “Much less than” thresholds.
“We have always said – added the Undersecretary – that exiting the state of emergency does not mean exiting from an epidemic, and the virus is still spreading” and the increase in infections “I think it is normal if we consider that, in our country, days ago, there are no longer restrictions, and therefore there are more opportunities for meetings and social moments, hence the conditions that favor increased contagion.”
Then the undersecretary wanted to clarify his position on ending isolation for the positives: “If the goal is to live with the virus, then this also means trading many positives. I am referring to asymptomatic positives and vaccination. What would be the most appropriate time, we have to get there gradually ” . “On the other hand – noted Costa – when someone has the flu and has mild symptoms, they don’t always stay home.”
For the agent, then, “living with the virus means living with the positives,” considering also that “every day about 2.3 million citizens are in isolation, but I think that the same number travels unknowingly without realizing that they are positive. The strategy is to continue looking for the positives, And I think we should focus more on symptoms that still require caution and perhaps isolation.”