132,274 new infections with the Covid virus were recorded during the past 24 hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health. Yesterday the number of injured was 36,282. The number of victims was 94, 35 more than yesterday’s 59.
A total of 464,732 swabs including antigens and molecular were performed, with a positive rate of 28.4%, stable compared to 27.9% yesterday. 323 patients were hospitalized in intensive care, 20 more than yesterday. The number of daily admissions is 53. The number of patients treated in the hospital in regular wards is 8,003, 355 more than yesterday.
The number of Italians infected with the coronavirus currently stands at 1,087,272, and has been steadily increasing in recent days. This is evident from the data of the Ministry of Health. A total of 18,938,771 people have been infected since the start of the pandemic, while deaths rise to 168,698. The number of those released and recovered reached 1,768,2801, an increase of 64,828.
Agenas: Recruitment rate in regular departments increased to 12% in 24 hours
The percentage of places in non-critical hospital wards occupied by Covid-19 patients rose by one percentage point over a 24-hour period in Italy, back to 12%. It is rather stable The percentage of intensive care units used was 3%.. Both parameters were, exactly one year ago, at 2%. This is what appeared from the data of the National Agency for Regional Health Services (AGNAS) dated July 4, 2022, published today.
Hope: cases in recovery, we will make calculations with recoveries on hospitals
“We are in the era of recovery even in our country from infections that are increasing, and we know very well that when the number of infections increases dramatically even if the rate of relapse in our health facilities is more limited than in the past but thanks to the vaccination campaign, you still have a setback to deal with.” Health Minister Roberto Speranza said, speaking at the conference organized by Fiaso to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the law that introduced healthcare companies in Italy.
“Hospitals, as the infection curve goes up, they are equipped to be able to welcome people. But now we have much smaller numbers than in the past. We’ve reached 4,000 people in intensive care, and today we have about 300 people, so we are at a different stage and we have tools But it is clear that hospitals have to be resilient, so if beds are needed, we are ready to take on the challenge.”
“We are preparing for the fall vaccination campaign in which we will extend the lifespan” of the Covid vaccine. This was stated by Minister Speranza, speaking at the conference organized by Fiaso to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the law that introduced healthcare companies. In this context, the minister added an appeal to health directors to do everything in their power to improve “the coverage of the fourth dose of the vaccine for the weak and the elderly.”
Fiyasu: Less than 40,000 doctors and nurses since 2010
Since 2010, the health staff has suffered a decrease of 5.6%, that is, missing 5 thousand doctors, nearly 11 thousand nurses and more than 23 thousand other health workers, a total of 40 thousand units. The decline has led to a weakening of the situation highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic. But during the state of emergency, temporary workers were appointed that can now be employed thanks to the Stability Act. “Already 10 regions out of 20 – explains Fiaso’s president, Giovanni Migliore – have already concluded agreements to move forward with permanent contracts.”
The data was presented today at the conference “For 30 Years at the Service of Citizens: Director General of Public Health Companies” organized by the Italian Federation of Health and Hospitals of the Ministry of Health.
This is a result of the measures provided in the 2010 Budget Law, which introduced a cap on public employee spending and was accompanied by obstruction of staff turnover and re-entry plans in many regions of central and southern Italy.
“For ten years – continues Meliore – in the face of new health needs and an aging population, investment in personnel has not increased: 40,000 specialists have been lost.” Moreover, according to President Fiaso, “to close the ten-year gap, it is necessary to abandon the logic of spending ceilings and increase funding to hire new professionals.” Together, he concludes, “We’ve had two violent years, we’ve been turbulent. Now we need the exceptional to be normal.”