May 16, 2021

The bulletin | In Italy 15,479 new cases and 348 deaths. The positivity rate rises 5.2%


I’m 15,479 new cases of coronavirus in Italy (yesterday they were +13.762, here the bulletin). Salt so at least 2,780,882 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 348 (yesterday they were +347), for a total of 95,235 victims from February 2020. While the people recovered or discharged I’m 2.303.199 overall: 17.175 those that came out of the Covid nightmare today (+17,771 yesterday). He positive current – the subjects who have the virus – turn out to be in everything 382.448, equal to -2.053 compared to yesterday (-4.363 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 297.128, or 8,670 more than yesterday when it was 288,458. The rate of positivity 5.2% (the approximation of 5.20%): it means that out of 100 swabs performed more than 5 were positive; yesterday it was 4.8%. Here is the map of the contagion in Italy.


More infections in 24 hours than yesterday, compared to over 8 thousand more tampons. And so the case / test ratio rises to 5.2% from 4.8% the day before. Last Friday, +13,908 cases were reported with a positive rate of 4.8% and from today’s comparison there is no improvement. Gianni Rezza, general director of Prevention of the Ministry of Health, speaks of a stationary phase with a slight increase, explaining that if the value of Rt rises, then the cases also rise, consequently there is a countertrend. As evidenced by the latest ISS monitoring which highlights a gradual increase in epidemiological evolution with the national Rt index growing to 0.99 (here the report), from 0.95 the previous week. In Italy there is a slight regrowth in progress, but we are in a fairly favorable position compared to the incidence of other countries. However, the epidemic is subject to waves and therefore we must always have great attention, says Silvio Brusaferro, the president of the Higher Institute of Health, presenting the monitoring. The good news is the reduction in the incidence among the over 80 – underlines Brusaferro – and this is a first important signal that shows us the importance of adhering to the vaccination campaign in an active way. It has indeed a reflection on the incidence.

To register over 3 thousand new infections there Lombardy (to be precise +3,724 cases), but thanks to almost 52 thousand swabs that the maximum number of regional tests of the day. Above one thousand are: Emilia Romagna (+1.821), Campania (+1.616) and Piedmont (+1.307). All other regions have a two- or three-digit increment, except the Aosta Valley marking +8 infected in 24 hours.

The health system

Ordinary hospitalizations have been decreasing for two days and those in intensive care have been increasing. The beds occupied in ordinary Covid wards I’m -132 (yesterday -311), for a total of 17,831 hospitalized. THE beds occupied in intensive care (ICU) I’m +14 (yesterday +2), bringing the total of more seriously ill to 2.059. The variation in the number of beds occupied, in the critical and non-critical areas, 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 patients hospitalized. In fact, i new additions to TI I’m +151 (yesterday +177).

The data on the vaccinated

THE citizens vaccinated I’m over 3.3 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 recovered). The variation indicates the number of new cases registered in the last 24 hours.

Lombardy 573.747: +3.724 cases (yesterday +2.540)
Veneto 324,545: +657 cases (yesterday 1,042)
Campania 249.781: +1.616 cases (yesterday +1.573)
Emilia Romagna 242.462: +1.821 cases (yesterday +1.565)
Piedmont 237.382: +1.307 cases (yesterday +501)
Lazio 223.845: +990 cases (yesterday +1.025)
Sicily 148.105: +440 cases (yesterday +480)
Tuscany 146.900: +924 cases (yesterday +956)
Puglia 138,796: +874 cases (yesterday +844)
Liguria 75.147: +274 cases (yesterday +334)
Friuli Venezia Giulia 73.353: +310 cases (yesterday +262)
Marche 62.704: +488 cases (yesterday +532)
PA Bolzano 50.800: +524 cases (yesterday +478)
Abruzzo 50.204: +494 cases (yesterday +482)
Umbria 42.359: +301 cases (yesterday +319)
Sardinia 40.582: +44 cases (yesterday +100)
Calabria 36.198: +177 cases (yesterday +166)
PA Trento 31.411: +256 cases (yesterday +292)
Basilicata 14,692: +136 cases (yesterday +111)
Molise 9.914: +114 cases (yesterday +149)
Valle d’Aosta 7,955: +8 cases (yesterday +11)

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 27.971: +33 deaths (yesterday +55)
Veneto 9,683: +32 deaths (yesterday +30)
Campania 4,095: +13 deaths (yesterday +29)
Emilia Romagna 10.281: +41 deaths (yesterday +27)
Piedmont 9,245: +25 deaths (yesterday +16)
Lazio 5,672: +38 deaths (yesterday +41)
Sicily 3,963: +22 deaths (yesterday +26)
Tuscany 4,516: +19 deaths (yesterday +11)
Puglia 3,736: +27 deaths (yesterday +37)
Liguria 3,559: +15 deaths (yesterday +1)
Friuli Venezia Giulia 2,748: +15 deaths (yesterday +11)
Marche 2,169: +17 deaths (yesterday +17)
PA Bolzano 970: +9 deaths (yesterday +5)
Abruzzo 1,608: +9 deaths (yesterday +11)
Umbria 959: +11 deaths (yesterday +15)
Sardinia 1.102: +6 deaths (yesterday +8)
Calabria 663: +4 deaths (yesterday +2)
PA Trento 1,193: +4 deaths (yesterday +2)
Basilicata 362: +3 deaths (no deaths yesterday)
Molise 327: +5 deaths (yesterday +3)
Valle d’Aosta 413: no new deaths for the fifth consecutive day

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