Today, 10,544 cases of coronavirus were diagnosed in Italy and 48 people died. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the number of cases in the country is 4,904,441 and 133,082 deaths.
Today, 534,690 molecular tests were performed, 2% of which were positive. 512 patients are treated in the intensive care units of the country and 4,145 in the hospital wards.
The head of the Italian Higher Institute of Health, Silvio Bruzafero, stressed that “gradually, the new wave of cases from Central and Eastern Europe is moving to Italy and France.” “In Italy, so far the growth trend is more limited than in other countries, but the number of cases continues to grow,” he added.
The largest increase is recorded in the age group 30 to 50 years, while a more limited increase is recorded in children aged 6 to 11 years.
Finally, the head of the Italian Higher Institute of Health stressed that “reducing the time – which so far is six months – for the administration of the third dose of vaccine would not have a negative effect and could offer some possibility of accelerating it. vaccination campaign “.
Source From: Capital