June 24, 2021

The incidence of cases is still decreasing: now they are 26 per 100,000


The cases of Covid in the world are over 174 million according to data released by Johns Hopkins University, while the confirmed deaths exceed 3.7 million since the beginning of the pandemic. And in Italy the latest balance, relative to Thursday 10 June, of 2,079 new cases and 88 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.

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The Covid situation in Italy and in the world

12.31 – Lazio, stop at the AstraZeneca Open Week for 18-30 year olds
Last night we suspended the reservations and appointments of citizens in the 18-30 age bracket who had booked the first dose with AstraZeneca during the open week. They will be reprogrammed with other vaccines. To say the councilor for Health of the Lazio Region Alessio D’Amato, speaking of the initiative underway until Sunday in the region. Thus, the regions that have decided to suspend the administration of viral vector vaccines (AstraZeneca and J&J) to the under 60s rise to 8.

11.52 – Seven regions suspend AstraZeneca and J&J
There are seven regions in Italy that have already suspended the administration of viral vector vaccines – Astrazeneca and Janssen – for the under 60s. In Veneto, Lombardy, Sicily, Campania and Puglia – which had taken this decision in recent days – today they have also added Umbria and Valle d’Aosta. Emilia Romagna and Piedmont reiterated that they abide by Aifa’s indications, according to which Astrazeneca and Johnson & Johnson are authorized from 18 years of age but preferably administered to the population over 60. Other regions also stated that they are awaiting the decisions of the Cts and the ministry regarding the methods of use and administration.

11.38 – Hope: We await the opinion of the Cts
Today the control room and the CTS will meet so that I can sign the ordinances during the day, explained Speranza, speaking with journalists on the sidelines of the Food Education Festival in Castelporziano. When asked about the AstraZeneca case, the minister limited himself to replying: During the day, as always on Friday, we will make our communications.

11.30 – The EU Council has adopted the digital certificate
The EU Council has adopted the Covid digital certificate. The measure, approved on Wednesday in the European Parliament, will be signed on Monday and will come into force on 1 July.

11.15 am – Pregliasco: We need speed but for young people better mRna
I believe that the vaccination of young people is necessary to secure the whole community, but to reassure families and children it would be good to prefer vaccines that have a higher safety profile for young people and therefore use mRna vaccines. Fabrizio Pregliasco, virologist at the State University of Milan, said this during the Agor broadcast on Rai Tre about the death of Camilla, probably related to the dose of AstraZeneca. It is, he stressed, a painful fact but the effect of the need to vaccinate with speed, a speed with which it was possible to save 10,000 lives.The speed of vaccination, he concluded, is important but for Astrazeneca introducing an age limit can be useful precisely to restore confidence in the need to continue, also with a view to maximizing the risk-benefit ratio.

10.43 – 12 thousand cases in 24h in Russia, data as in February
Russia has recorded 12,505 new Covid-19 infections in the past 24 hours, the highest figure since February 22. The total number reached 5,180,454 cases, according to the coronavirus crisis center. The dead are 396, compared to 383 the previous day, for a total of 125,674 official victims, from the beginning of the counts. Tass reports it.

10.23 am – The appeal of the experts: Report adverse effects of vaccines
The International Coalition of Regulatory Authorities (International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities, Icmra), in a joint appeal launched together with the World Health Organization (WHO) asked healthcare professionals to diligently report the adverse events they observe in their patients, but also to encourage vaccinated people to immediately report any side effects that may occur. . It helps the regulatory authorities to evaluate any possible link with vaccines – specifies the EMA – and to ensure that these products are used in the safest way.

9.55 am – Myocarditis in adolescents: investigations in the USA on Pfizer-Moderna
US health officials are investigating apparently higher than expected reports of cardiac inflammation in adolescents and young adults following the second dose of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. It is unclear whether the inflammation is caused by the doses and reports are still rare, said the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which urged those over 12 to get vaccinated. A CDC official said that as of May 31, the agency had received 275 preliminary reports of this inflammation in young people aged 16 to 24, out of more than 12 million second-dose injections. Cases, he said, appear to occur more often in men, while most have already fully recovered.

9.40 am – Campania, 48 variants identified since the beginning of the pandemic
There are 48 variants identified in Campania since the beginning of the pandemic. The data contained in the study on the monitoring of the most aggressive strains that bears the signature of Anna Maria Rachiglio, pharmacologist of the Pascale Institute of Naples, published in the scientific journal Journal of Translation Medicine.

9.12 – The incidence still drops to 26 from 32, Rt stopped at 0.68
The national average value of the incidence of Covid cases per 100 thousand inhabitants is still decreasing, passing to 26 compared to 32 last week. On the other hand, the national RT remains at the same value as 7 days ago: 0.68. According to what has been learned, the data contained in the ISS-Ministry of Health monitoring draft, now being examined by the control room, will be presented today. All Regions and autonomous provinces are classified as low risk except one, Sardinia, at moderate risk. The data would confirm the transition to the white zone for Emilia Romagna, Lombardy, Lazio, Piedmont, the Autonomous Province of Trento and Puglia. These would thus be added to those already in this band: Abruzzo, Liguria, Umbria, Veneto, Molise, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Sardinia. Employment in medical areas and intensive care areas dropped to 8%.

8.30 – Vaccines, over 40 million doses administered
There are 40,504,155 doses of vaccine against Covid-19 administered so far in Italy, 89.4% of the total delivered, which are 45,284,269 so far. In detail, 30,633,232 Pfizer-BioNTech, 4,097,767 Moderna, 8,993,570 Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) and 1,559,700 Janssen (J&J). The Italians who have completed the vaccination cycle, with the double dose, are 13,654,623, equal to 25.17% of the population over 12. what can be read in the online report of the extraordinary commissioner for the health emergency updated at 6.06 today.

8.26 am – GB, economy grew by 2.3% in April
In April, with the easing of anti-Covid restrictions, the British economy resumed growth, with an increase in GDP of 2.3%, according to official data released this morning in a note from the ONS, the statistical office. national. According to the ONS, this is the most substantial leap since July 2020, and a consequence of the progressive easing of government restrictions that weighed on the country’s economic activity.

8.00 am – Germany, experts: no vaccine for disease-free adolescents
The use of Comirnaty *, Pfizer / BioNTech’s anti-Covid vaccine, in children and adolescents aged 12 to 17 years without previous illnesses is not currently generally recommended. the recommendation issued in Germany by the Standing Committee on Vaccination (Stiko) at the Robert Koch Institute. Experts recommend that children and adolescents be vaccinated against the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus only if they suffer from certain diseases. Yesterday, the German vaccination authority (Stiko) also confirmed the indications that emerged in recent days: no generalized vaccination advice for children over 12 years of age, but only for those who are sick or have suffered from previous diseases. In Italy, however, the vaccine for adolescents is strongly recommended (here the interview with Sergio Abrignani, immunologist of the technical-scientific committee).

7.48 am – Sicily, from tomorrow the new red zone in Gratteri
While all of Italy is on the way to becoming white, a new red zone has been established in Sicily, in Gratteri, in the province of Palermo. This is foreseen by an order signed by the president of the Sicilian Region, Nello Musumeci, which will be effective from tomorrow until Thursday 17 June inclusive. The measure was taken after hearing the mayor and following the report of the territorial ASP, which highlighted a considerable increase in positive subjects for Covid.

6.00 am – Two positives on board a cruise ship for vaccinated only
Two people aboard a Celebrity company ship tested positive for coronavirus, despite the cruise being reserved for people vaccinated against Covid-19 only. This was announced by the company itself, according to which the two passengers on board the ship, sailing in the Atlantic, tested positive at the end of the cruise, after having undergone swabs 72 hours before the ship returned to the United States. . According to the note, the two subjects are asymptomatic and are currently in isolation and monitored by our medical team. The company has already started the contact tracing of the couple, who like all passengers and crew members of the ship had to provide proof of vaccination and a negative coronavirus swab before boarding from St Maarten, last June 5. . The cruise ship was the first to depart with US passengers from the sector blockade caused by the pandemic.

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