The situation of the Covid 19 epidemic in Italy not critical it stays fluid and shows Warning signals: there is a slight increase in cases This caused the Rt index (here the explanation of how it is calculated and what it means) to exceed 1 – the value considered as protection – at national level. To write it, the weekly surveillance, which covers the period between July 27th and August 2nd, includes the Ministry of Health and the Istituto Superiore di Sanit.
The surveillance ̵
According to what is reported byHigher Institute of Health and from Ministry of HealthAt the national level, the number of diagnosed and reported new cases increased overall compared to the previous week of surveillance, especially in asymptomatic people: a worrying figure – as Professor Locatelli explained to the Corriere – because she can do it It is more difficult to identify who is transmitting the infection.
The national transmission index – the RT – calculated on symptomatic cases, the same 1:01: Less the cases identified by screening activities and imported cases, the number of symptomatic cases diagnosed in our country has been essentially inpatient in recent weeks, the edition and the ministry rewrote. The RT index above 1 also in 11 regional contexts.
The average age of the cases diagnosed in the last week is now around 40 years: and this is partly due to the properties of the outbreaks who always sees one less involvement of older peoplepartly to an increase in imported cases, partly to identify asymptomatic cases through screening and contact tracking in lower age groups.
The Ministry and the ISS always write that, in addition to the outbreaks resulting from the reintroduction of the infection, there are small transmission chains whose origins remain unknown: a sign that the epidemic in Italy has not ended. It is therefore necessary Attentionand it is advisable to continue to strictly adhere to all measures necessary to reduce the risk of transmission, such as individual hygiene, use of masks and physical separation. Otherwise, we could see an increase in the coming weeks relevant to the number of cases at national level.