The number of people who died in the new type of coronavirus epidemic in Italy increased by 353 in the last 24 hours to 95 thousand 235.
According to the data of the Ministry of Health, 15 thousand 479 people were diagnosed with Kovid-19 in 297 thousand 128 tests performed in the last 24 hours in the country. Thus, the number of cases has reached 2 million 780 thousand 882 since February last year, when the epidemic started.
The number of active COVID-19 patients in the country decreased to 382 thousand 448. The number of those who lost their lives increased by 353 to 95 thousand 235. The number of those who recovered increased by 17 thousand 170 and reached 2 million 303 thousand 199.
In the country where the widespread vaccination campaign against Kovid-19 started on December 27, 2020, the number of vaccinations was 3 million 331 thousand 530. It was stated that 1 million 320 thousand 1 of those vaccinated were those who received the second dose.
Mutated strains of COVID-19 are increasing cases
In its weekly report on the course of the epidemic, the Italian Institute of Higher Health (ISS) stated that the virus transmission coefficient increased to 0.99 in the period January 27-February 9.
Speaking at the press conference regarding the report, ISS President Prof. Silvio Brusaferro pointed to the more infectious types of coornavirus with mutations seen in countries such as the UK, Brazil and South Africa, “There are currently several regions in the low-risk category across the country. The transmission coefficient is increasing at the national level. The average incidence is around 1. “It shows how the scenario that looks stable is actually getting worse. It requires maximum attention especially with regard to variants.”
Noting that the spread in the age group of 80 and over has slowed down, Brusaferro said, “This shows the first effects of the vaccination campaign and how important it is.”