107,240 new infections with the Covid virus were recorded during the past 24 hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health. Yesterday, 107,786 were infected. Victims instead 94, up from 72 yesterday. A total of 378,250 swabs, including antigen and assay were performed, with a positivity rate of 28.35, stable compared to yesterday. 343 patients were hospitalized in intensive care, 18 more than yesterday. The number of daily admissions is 53. The number of patients treated in the hospital in regular wards is 8,552, 332 more patients than yesterday
“People aged 60-79 and medically at risk people of any age should also receive a second booster dose” of the Covid vaccine if infection rates increase, said Marco Cavalieri. Head of Vaccine Strategy at the European Medicines Agency (whatever).
He added that the April recommendation for people over 80 “still applies: they should receive a second booster vaccine.”
“Based on the data we receive – he said – we may be able to move towards Similar to influenza vaccineswhich does not require submission of clinical data prior to approval of the annual update. Discussions between experts are ongoing. “This was stated by the head of vaccine strategy Ema, Marco Cavalieri.” We will need real evidence to understand the impact of modernizing vaccines on protecting people from infection and severe disease development in the fall and winter, and how long they can last.
“We are seeing a new wave of Covid19 cases in many countries in the EU as the Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5 are highly transmissible.”
Meanwhile, all of Western Europe is in dark red In the new Covid map of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (Ecdc). In ECDC maps, EU countries are assigned colors by an indicator based on the occurrence of new cases in 14 days and the adoption of the vaccine in the region. Only Wallonia (Belgium) and parts of Ireland, Slovenia and Croatia appear bright red. The data provided by Germany is insufficient, in the Netherlands and the eastern EU countries, the test rate is too low to be taken into account.