July 29, 2021

Coronavirus, the latest news from Italy and the world on Covid- Corriere.it

The cases of Covid in the world are over 185 million according to data released by Johns Hopkins University, while the confirmed deaths exceed 3.9 million since the beginning of the pandemic. And in Italy the latest balance, relative to Monday 5 July, of 480 new cases and 31 deaths (here the bulletin with the data and the bulletins that show the situation since the beginning of the pandemic: here those of 2021, here those of 2020) .
Here is the map of the contagion in the world.

The Covid-19 situation in Italy and in the world

12.35 – Over 500 new cases in Israel: never so many since March
More than 500 new Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus cases have been diagnosed in Israel in the past 24 hours. This is the highest contagion figure since March, as the Ynet website points out, explaining that doctors fear a thousand cases can be reached within the next week. 50% of the new cases concern school students, the newspaper emphasizes, explaining that about 50 thousand people are in quarantine. There are also 33 people hospitalized in serious condition.

Ore 12.10 – THE POINT, REGION BY REGION: ICUs almost empty, 2% of places occupied in Italy
The are now almost completely emptied Italian intensive therapies. According to the monitoring of the National Agency for Regional Health Services (Agents), updated to 5 July, now only 2% of the total beds occupied by Covid patients. And the occupancy rate of beds by infected people in non-critical area wards, such as infectious diseases, internal medicine and pulmonology, was also 2%. At the end of March, Covid intensive care was at 41% and hospitalizations at 44%. Since then, thanks to the acceleration of the vaccination campaign, a continuous descent has begun. Here is the data in detail: Abruzzo (1% intensive, 2% ordinary departments); Basilicata (0%, 4%); Calabria (4%, 6%); Campania (3%, 6%); Emilia Romagna (3%, 2%); Friuli Venezia Giulia (0%, 0%); Lazio (4%, 2%); Liguria (3%, 1%); Lombardy (3%, 2%); Marche (0%, 1%); Molise (0%, 4%); PA of Bolzano (0%, 1%); PA of Trento (2%, 2%); Piedmont (1%, 1%); Puglia (2%, 4%); Sardinia (0%, 2%); Sicily (3%, 5%); Tuscany (3%, 2%); Umbria (0%, 2%); Aosta Valley (0%, 1%); Veneto (0%, 1%). Here the complete report.

11.46 – Bianchi, we will ask Cts for clarification on returning with vaccines We will ask the CTS for a clarification, which has given an opinion on returning to school without considering vaccinations: since vaccinations are going on, we will ask that you formulate this hypothesis as well. So is the Minister of Education Patrizio Bianchi on the sidelines ofEuropean Summer Camp in Rome, responding to reporters about returning to school next school year, from September.

11.42 am – Son, needed for September 80% immunized
it is necessary that by the end of September we will have 80% vaccinated. So the general Francesco Paolo Figliuolo visiting the Acea hub in Rome. To achieve this goal, an effort is also needed by the media who must try to persuade, because I would not want citizens to be vaccinated beyond the doses, he added.

11.22 am – Gb government, Delta infections can rise to 100 thousand
The British government ready to challenge the prospect of reach 100 thousand infections a day from Covid, powered by the new Delta variant, after the generalized free all announced starting from 19 July. London is convinced – in fact – that the reopening is no longer postponed and that the mass diffusion of vaccines in the Kingdom can represent a protective wall to limit the number of hospitalizations and deaths.

10.48 – Johnson reopens England from 19 July: We must live with Covid
The Covid epidemic has started running again in UK due to the Delta variant but the British premier, Boris Johnson, announced the reopening of England on 19 July. Via the obligation to wear a mask and the limits to social interactions; smart working will no longer be required. In addition, all pubs, night clubs and discos will reopen, with no limits to the number of people admitted. We have to live with the virus, he clarified.
Here the in-depth analysis by Luigi Ippolito, from London.

10.09 – New record in Russia, 737 deaths in 24 hours
Russia has recorded 737 coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours. This is a new negative record, for the first time over seven hundred. This was reported by the crisis center for the fight against the virus, taken over by the Tass.

9.51 am – Germany reduces restrictions for arrivals from Portugal and Gb
Germany loosens restrictions for travelers from Portugal, the UK, Russia, India and Nepal, which have so far been considered at risk due to the extension of the Delta variant. The Robert Koch Institute, the reference health institute has removed these countries from the list of regions at risk for the variant.

9.42 – Sileri: Over 60 book, die now stupid
My fear of not taking the second dose. Staying hanging on the first dose is a mistake. Having several over 60s who are not vaccinated is a risk for them and for us too. Because in October there will be a resurgence, even if not comparable to the previous year. So the Undersecretary of Health, Pierpaolo Sileri, its La7. And today – he argued – dying from Covid is a nonsense one goes to die having a weapon to avoid dying. I hope the over 60s listen and book the vaccine otherwise we will have those 50-100 deaths, and they will all be unvaccinated people.

9.32 – Gelmini: Let’s not make the mistakes of last summer. There is no “free all”, now let’s walk the last mile
The example of the United Kingdom must be a warning to continue the vaccination campaign because in that country, where at a certain point the infections suddenly increased, thanks to the vaccines there were no hospitalizations. I always say: not a “free all” and therefore we must be careful, this summer we must not make the mistakes that were made last summer. Thus the Minister for Regional Affairs and Autonomy, Mariastella Gelmini, a Radio 24. We need – he added – also a moment of awareness to convince the undecided and also those who did not reveal themselves to reach the vaccination centers and the general practitioners are also working on this. In short, we have to travel the last mile.

9.16 – Jansa, we are preparing for a possible fourth wave
With the Delta variant the infections will increase and we will see how it will be, we are preparing for a possible fourth wave that will not be like the previous ones. So the Slovenian premier, Janez Janša, which holds the rotating presidency of the EU. We have to go ahead with vaccinations, he urged.

8.53 am – The new Lambda variant: from Per widespread in 30 countries
After the Delta, there is another variant of Covid, the Lambda, which alarms scientists: first detected in Peru in December 2020 and scientifically known as C.37, it has spread to 30 countries on four continents (Europe, America, Africa and Oceania). Scientists study it because it contains an unusual set of mutations. In Peru, according to the WHO, in the months of May and June it represented 82% of cases, in a country that still has the highest mortality rate in the world. In Chile too, it accounts for nearly a third of new cases. Last month the WHO defined it as a variant of interest and is also monitored by theEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, as well as by the British health authorities (here the detailed information on the Delta variant in Italy).

8.40 am – Brusaferro: The descent of the infections has stopped. Maintaining attention in risky situations is essential
I believe that the assessment should be made on the basis of the local epidemiological situation, so good for the British if they can regain some freedoms. Cos Silvio Brusaferro, president of the Higher Institute of Health, in an interview with Corriere della Sera, commenting on the UK’s choice to reopen all of July 19 despite the new increase in infections due to the Delta variant. In Italy, the obligation to use the mask outdoors has been loosened, but even in a phase of limited circulation of the virus like the current one, it remains essential to maintain attention in risky situations – remember – that is when we find ourselves in crowds or in situations that do not allow distancing. We must not tire of remembering it. New variants are emerging which, as we have seen, are capable of conquering the field with great speed.

8.30 – The F1 and MotoGP Grand Prix in Australia canceled
For the second consecutive year, due to the restrictions and logistical problems caused by the pandemic, the organizers of the Formula 1 and MotoGp Grand Prix in Australia have canceled the events. The president of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, Paul Little, did not hide his deep disappointment and said he was aware of the challenge that Australia faces with the current restrictions on international travel, underlining the importance of vaccinations. The organizers announced that to the state calendar added a second Gp of the Algarve, in Portugal: it will take place in November, with the Malaysian GP being brought forward by one week to 24 October, after the one in Thailand.

Ore 7.30 – THE POINT ABOUT VACCINES: 54.3 million doses administered, 21.2 million immunized
There are 54,371,521 anti-Covid vaccines administered in Italy, 89.2 percent of the doses delivered so far, equal to 60,982,205, while it amounts to 21,203,897 (39.26 percent of the over 12 population). total number of vaccinated persons who received the first and second dose of vaccine. As regards the territorial division, in the lead in terms of doses administered there is Lombardy with 9,578,180 (91.1 percent of the doses received), followed by Lazio with 5,527,914 (91 percent) and Campania with 5,294 .902 (89.3 percent). Here the situation of the vaccinated in Italy, being updated.

7 am – Fedriga: There are more difficulties on vaccines, but we will solve them, decisive role of primary doctors
there is no doubt that now, with two fewer vaccines available for the under 60s, there are more difficulties for the Regions, but we will solve them …. Massimiliano Fedriga, president of Friuli Venezia Giulia and president of the Conference of the Regions in an interview with Corriere della Sera. In June we ran with the first doses, in July and August we will have to run with the second ones, remaining on the 500,000 inoculations per day because we can afford this for the moment. But the real goal will be to convince the undecided about the vaccine, – he continues – because the no vax range is very small, the middle range is wider, those who are afraid. Minister Gelmini said that we must go and find them house by house: right, the role of general practitioners will be fundamental.

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