New cases continue to rise Covid: nothing alarming, but compared to last Tuesday there are about 15 thousand more. The bulletin issued by the Ministry of Health reports 58,885 new infections, with the positivity rate rising to 20.1%: deaths (60) as well as ordinary hospitalizations (+294) and those in intensive care (+15) are also increasing. Although the pandemic is not frightening at the moment and is not a primary issue, attention still needs to be paid because it is not entirely over.
The new circular of the Ministry of Health, which at the moment is not yet final: it will become so after the examination of the Regions, which are evaluating the indications in view of autumn and winter. In the case of an “evident epidemiological worsening with a serious clinical impact and / or on health care and / or on the functioning of essential services”, the circular highlights that the use of masks “in closed public spaces may be a first option to limit the transmission in the community “.
It is also underlined how “it will be possible to evaluate the temporary adoption of other measures, such as work from home or the limitation of the size of events involving gatherings”. Meanwhile, the warning from Sergio Mattarella also arrived: “The pandemic is not definitively defeated, even if the action of vaccines and the responsible response of the Italians have slowed its expansion, greatly reduced the danger and saved the lives of tens of thousands of people. There will still be a need for collective intelligence and responsibility ”.