New leap in incidence and Rt: the weekly incidence at national level rises to 441 per 100,000 inhabitants (30/09/2022 -06/10/2022) against 325 per 100,000 inhabitants last week (23/09/2022 -29/09/2022). There was also a sharp increase in the transmissibility index Rt: in the period 14 September-27 September, the Rt was equal to 1.18 (range 0.98-1.52), an increase compared to the previous week (when it was equal to a 1) and above the epidemic threshold value. Rt based on hospitalized cases is also increasing, at 1.28. This is highlighted by the weekly monitoring Iss-Ministry of Health.
The employment rate in the ICU of Covid patients salt to 1.8% (daily survey by the Ministry of Health as of 06 October) compared to 1.4% (survey as of 29 September). The employment rate in medical areas nationwide also rises to 8.2 %% (as of 06 October) compared to 6.0% on 22 September.
The percentage of cases detected through contact tracing activity is stable compared to the previous week (12% vs 11%). The percentage of cases detected through the onset of symptoms was also stable (53% compared to 54% seven days ago), as was the percentage of cases diagnosed through screening activities (35% compared to 35% again last week).
Meanwhile, treatments with monoclonal antibodies are increasing. There were 79,666 treatments with monoclonal antibodies against Covid started from March 2021 to October 5 and the prescriptions for use as therapy have doubled in the last week. From 22 September to 5 October, 4.5 doses per million inhabitants of the thixagevimab-cilgavimab mix were prescribed compared to 2.4 doses in the previous week, equal to + 107.8%. While sotrovimab prescriptions were 3.5 per million inhabitants compared to 1.9 in the previous week, equal to + 81.6%. The use of tixagevimab-cilgavimab in prophylaxis also increased by 64% in 7 days. This is what emerges from the 61st AIFA report.
The number of Regions and Autonomous Provinces that record an incidence of Covid-19 cases exceeding 600 per 100 thousand inhabitants rises. This week, 7 Regions and Autonomous Provinces exceed this value: Abruzzo (603.8), Friuli Venezia Giulia (710), PA Bolzano (863.8), PA Trento (825.2), Piedmont (654.7), Umbria ( 680.6), Veneto (728.9). Last week only the PA Bolano and Trento exceeded this value. This is shown in the table on decision-making indicators attached to the weekly monitoring of the Iss-Ministry of Health, which ANSA was able to view.