Corona virus disease. The ministry’s first warning was sounded: “Expanding the beds in the medical and intensive care area and alerting local services.”

In addition to the incidence, bed occupancy rates in the medical field (9.2%, with a relative increase in the number of patients in hospital by 22%) and in intensive care (2.5%, with a relative increase in the number) of hospital admissions by 13.6%). Hence the request contained in the circular, to prepare to meet the increased demand for health care “at the hospital and regional level alike, in order to ensure the appropriate expansion of the family in the medical and intensive care areas designated for the Covid virus.” Circle

July 07

We are not on high alert, but it is certain that the progression of the epidemic in the first weeks of summer with the continuous increase in cases is beginning to worry the health authorities.

With a circular issued today, the Ministry of Health in fact called on the regions to activate “the necessary regulatory measures to face the increased demand for health care in the coming weeks in the coming weeks, ensuring an adequate expansion of health care.” beds. From the medical and intensive care area designated for Covid, to be adjusted according to emergency needs, correct and timely care of patients with Sars-CoV-2 in relation to specific care needs, with special reference to the most vulnerable groups.”

The decision comes after the discovery that, according to the publication, “Despite the summer period, an epidemic phase was confirmed on the national territory characterized by a significant increase in infection, which has been steadily increasing for 4 weeks and reached 586 cases. / 100,000 inhabitants. Family occupancy rates also increased in The medical field (9.2%, with a relative increase in the number of patients hospitalized by 22%) and in intensive care (2.5%, with a relative increase in the number of patients hospitalized by 13.6%).)”.

In short, the situation is getting worse and the ministry notes that there are eight regions (Emilia-Romagna, Lazio, Liguria, Marche, Puglia, Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto) classified at “high risk of an uncontrolled and uncontrollable epidemic due to the presence of multiple resilience alerts” .

Among these regions, three regions (Emilia-Romagna, Puglia, Veneto) had transmissibility compatible with a type 3 scenario and five regions (Lazio, Liguria, Marche, Tuscany, Umbria) had transmissibility compatible with a type 2 scenario (Table 1) .

Two regions (Umbria and Marche) are indicated, for the second week in a row, with a high probability of progress of more than 50% of the probability of exceeding the alert limit according to the Ministerial Decision of Health of April 30, 2020 in the employment rate of the medical region in the next month, if it is Maintain current portability.

The remaining 13 protected areas/areas are classified as ‘medium’ risk (Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, FVG, Lombardy, Molise, Piedmont, Bolzano/Bozen PA, Trento, Sardinia, Sicily, V.d’Aosta/ V. d’Aoste) due to the increasing trend in cases.

Of these, five regions/PA (Campania, FVG, Lombardy, Piedmont, PA Trento) have a portability compatible with a Type 3 scenario, and four regions (Abruzzo, PA Bolzano/Bozen, Sardinia, Sicily) have a portability compatible with a type 3 scenario. One scenario 2, all other moderate-risk areas/protected areas have portability compatible with a Type 1 scenario.

Three regions (Calabria, FVG, Sicily) are indicated with a high probability of advancement due to a greater than 50% probability of exceeding the alert threshold according to the Ministerial Resolution of Health of April 30, 2020 in the employment rate in the medical field over the next month, if portability is maintained current transition.

“At this stage – reads the control room report attached to the ministerial circular – the need to continue adopting the individual and group behavioral measures provided/recommended, mask use, building ventilation, hand hygiene, and attention to gathering situations.”

“High vaccination coverage, completion of vaccination cycles, and maintenance of a high immune response through the booster dose, with particular attention to the categories indicated by ministerial provisions, are necessary tools to mitigate the clinical impact of the epidemic,” the control room repeats.

07 July 2022
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