February 28, 2021

In Italy 9,630 new cases and 274 deaths. 5.6% positivity rate


I’m 9,630 new cases of coronavirus in Italy (yesterday they were +13.452, here the bulletin). Salt so at least 2,818,863 the number of people who have contracted the SARS-CoV-2 virus (including recovered and died) since the outbreak began. THE deaths today I’m 274 (yesterday they were +232), for a total of 95,992 victims from February 2020. While the people recovered or discharged I’m 2,334,968 overall: 10,335 those that came out of the Covid nightmare today (+8.946 yesterday). He positive current – the subjects who have the virus – turn out to be in everything 387.903, equal to -992 compared to yesterday (+4.272 the day before). There decline in current positives today – with the minus sign in front – depends on the fact that the healed, added to the deaths, are in greater number than in the new cases.

The swabs and the scenario

THE total swabs (molecular and antigenic) were 170,672 , which is 80,314 less than yesterday when it was 250,986. The rate of positivity 5.6% (the approximation of 5.642%): it means that out of 100 swabs performed more than 5 were positive; yesterday it was 5.3%. Here is the map of the contagion in Italy.


Less infections in 24 hours than yesterday. A drastic decline in new infections is observed every Monday due to a few swabs: in fact, today the analyzes processed on Sunday are communicated and represent the lowest number of the whole week. The case / test ratio rises to 5.6% from 5.3% on Sunday. From the comparison with last Monday when +7,351 cases were communicated with a positive rate of 4.1%, it is noted that the scenario does not improve. On the weekly distance, according to the calculations of the physicist and scientific communicator Giorgio Sestili, the situation in the period 15-21 February stable, having remained so for five weeks now. In the last week, 87 thousand cases were recorded and there was a slight increase of + 3% compared to the previous one – explains Sestili -, but the cases are substantially in line with the trend of the last five weeks. There are for several provinces that have had a strong increase in infections: Bolzano is the most affected with 591 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants; Pescara with 448; Bologna with 311; Brescia with 298; Again with 297; Trento with 288; Perugia with 277 and Rimini with 272. There is a concentration in the North-East quadrant with a part of central Italy, such as Umbria and Marche. As if the trail of cases is descending along the Adriatic line.

To have a four-digit positive increment I’m Emilia Romagna (+1.847 cases), Lombardy (+1.491) and Campania (+ 1.202). All other regions are showing two- or three-digit growth. The highest number of regional tampons was done in Sardinia, amounting to over 25 thousand, which has allowed to find 77 infected in the last 24 hours.

The victims

The victims are less than 300 for the third consecutive day (+232 dead yesterday and +251 on February 20). It had never happened in 2021. It is a trend that bodes well, even if there are always many people who have lost their lives. We specify: the data could be incomplete, as happens on the weekend and sometimes even on the first day of the week. We do not know, as no information is provided. In any case, the curve of deaths on a weekly basis is going down: There were 2,141 deaths in a week – says Sestili -, that is -7% of a week ago. Today, only the Valle d’Aosta does not have grief, while the greater number of deaths in Lombardy (+45 deaths, here the bulletin), Lazio (+24, here the bulletin), Emilia Romagna (+23), Piedmont (+22, here the bulletin) e Campania (+21). Below the details of all the regions.

The health system

The hospitalizations, ordinary and otherwise, are increasing. The beds occupied in ordinary Covid wards I’m +351 (yesterday +79), for a total of 18,155 hospitalized. THE beds occupied in intensive care (ICU) I’m +24 (yesterday +31), bringing the total of more seriously ill to 2,118. The variation in the number of beds occupied, in the critical and non-critical area, indicates the balance between the patients who left and those who entered in the last 24 hours: it does not mean that there are no new hospitalized patients. In fact, i new additions to TI I’m +162 (yesterday +125). The highest number of people in intensive care in Lombardy (+26), Campania (+20) and Emilia-Romagna (+17).


The vaccinated

THE citizens vaccinated I’m over 3.5 million those who received the first dose and more than 1.3 million who took the booster. Here the map updated every evening and here the real-time data of the anti Covid-19 vaccines report on the government website.

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The cases region by region

The data provided below, and broken down by region, is the total cases (number of people found positive since the beginning of the epidemic: includes deaths and healed). The variation indicates the number of new cases registered in the last 24 hours. In addition, the overall buffers, between molecular and rapid.

Lombardy 580.771: +1.491 cases (yesterday +2.514) with 17.871 swabs
Veneto 327,016: +509 cases (yesterday +718) with 10,314 swabs
Campania 254.318: +1.202 cases (yesterday +1.658) with 11.097 swabs
Emilia Romagna 247.856: + 1.847 * cases (yesterday +1.852) with 12.312 swabs
Piedmont 239.588: +639 cases (yesterday +802) with 11.194 swabs
Lazio 226,668: +854 cases (yesterday +1,048) with 14,616 swabs
Tuscany 149,732: +911 cases (yesterday +968) with 10,833 swabs
Sicily 149,402: +412 cases (yesterday +411) with 18,558 swabs
Puglia 140,802: +343 cases (yesterday +758) with 4,161 swabs
Liguria 75,910: +136 cases (yesterday +266) with 3,438 swabs
Friuli Venezia Giulia 74.108: +145 cases (yesterday +284) with 2,857 swabs
Marche 63,856: +117 cases (yesterday +488) with 1,047 swabs
PA Bolzano 51,773: +183 cases (yesterday +313) with 7,231 swabs
Abruzzo 51,442: + 351 ** cases (yesterday +503) with 14,768 swabs
Umbria 43,089: +97 cases (yesterday +270) with 1,245 swabs
Sardinia 40,765: +77 cases (yesterday +33) with 25,403 swabs
Calabria 36,704: +118 cases (yesterday +170) with 1,312 swabs
PA Trento 32,042: +60 cases (yesterday +259) with 907 swabs
Basilicata 14,886: +41 cases (yesterday +65) with 624 swabs
Molise 10.157: +83 cases (yesterday +67) with 778 swabs
Valle d’Aosta 7,978: +14 cases (yesterday +5) with 106 swabs

Deaths region by region

The figure provided below, and broken down by region, is that of total deaths since the start of the pandemic. The variation indicates the number of new deaths recorded in the last 24 hours.

Lombardy 28.103: +45 deaths (yesterday +50)
Veneto 9,721: +9 deaths (yesterday +11)
Campania 4,141: +21 deaths (yesterday +14)
Emilia Romagna 10,368: +23 deaths (yesterday +41)
Piedmont 9,287: +22 deaths (yesterday +8)
Lazio 5,743: +24 deaths (yesterday +47)
Tuscany 4,562: +16 deaths (yesterday +15)
Sicily 4,018: +19 deaths (yesterday +18)
Puglia 3,782: +17 deaths (yesterday +6)
Liguria 3,584: +11 deaths (yesterday +4)
Friuli Venezia Giulia 2,775: +11 deaths (yesterday +8)
Marche 2,195: +11 deaths (yesterday +7)
PA Bolzano 993: +13 deaths (yesterday +6)
Abruzzo 1,628: +8 deaths (yesterday +10)
Umbria 993: +10 deaths (yesterday +11)
Sardinia 1,118: +5 deaths (yesterday +4)
Calabria 667: +1 death (yesterday +1)
PA Trento 1,196: +2 deaths (no new deaths yesterday)
Basilicata 368: +3 deaths (yesterday +1)
Molise 336: +3 deaths (yesterday +2)
Valle d’Aosta 414: no new deaths for the second day in a row

* Emilia-Romagna announces that 4 cases declared in the previous days have been eliminated from the total of positives, as positive in the antigen test but not confirmed by molecular swab.

** Abruzzo announces that 2 cases have been subtracted from the total of positives, declared in the previous days, as duplicates.

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