At Rome’s Spallanzani infectious disease hospital, 94 percent of COVID-19 patients undergoing resuscitation are unvaccinated or just one dose of the preparation, the facility reported on Saturday. These data, as it is noted, confirm the effectiveness of vaccination also in the case of the variant of the coronavirus – Delta, which is currently dominant in Italy.
For the first time since May, the National Institute of Health Services has recorded an increase in coronavirus infections in the age group over 40, especially in the 50-59 age group. Last week, however, the rate of increase in infection in people aged 10 to 29 years has slowed. The average age of those infected rose to 32 years.
Pandemic situation in Italy
Last day in Italy there were 45 deaths from COVID-19 and 7,470 cases of infections detected in 255,000 tests, the health ministry said. The death toll in the country has increased to 128,728 since the start of the pandemic.
More than 50 people have been sent to hospitals, including 11 for intensive care, where a total of 466 COVID-19 patients are staying. Currently, at least 133,000 people are infected with the coronavirus.
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