The rise in infections does not stop the change in color of the Italian regions. Another eight will pass from Monday 14 March in the white zone: Valle d’Aosta, Liguria, Tuscany, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Molise, Puglia and Sicily. This was announced by the Ministry of Health in the light of the data from the Control Room. Last week, Abruzzo, Piedmont and the Autonomous Province of Trento had passed through the white area.
Hospitalizations in ordinary wards and intensive care are still decreasing
The resurgence of infections in Italy, certified after two months of continuous decline since the latest ISS report (we are at 510 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants against 433 per 100 thousand inhabitants in the previous week), has not had repercussions for now on the hospitalization front . According to the latest monitoring by the ISS-Ministry of Health (with data as of 10 March), the employment rate in intensive care at national level is 5.5% (against 6.6% in the week run) while that in the ordinary departments, on the other hand, stood at 12.9% (compared to 14.7% in the previous week).
At the end of March, goodbye to the color system
At the end of the month, with the expiry of the state of emergency, the color system will also be archived, built on the basis of the occupancy rate of the hospitals. With this trend we will reach that date with all of Italy in the white band (the one with the lowest percentages of hospitalizations).
Eight other regions in the white zone
Currently seven regions and two autonomous provinces are in the white zone (Lombardy, Piedmont, Veneto, Abruzzo, Umbria, Campania, Basilicata and the PA of Bolzano and Trento). But eight more will be added starting Monday 14 March. It is about Valle d’Aosta, Liguria, Tuscany, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Emilia Romagna, Molise, Puglia and Sicily. To “scale” from yellow usually takes 14 days in a lower scenario. Not all eight regions of interest by the ordinance of the Ministry of Health have them (Valle d’Aosta, Liguria and Tuscany do not have them) but the control room can decide independently to anticipate the passage of color, if it detects the conditions. In the yellow zone remain Marche, Lazio, Calabria and Sardinia. The first three should be “promoted” to the white area on Monday 21 March.
Sardinia is the last region to leave the yellow band
Currently, all Italian regions have white band numbers. But Sardinia is further behind. He has only had them since 8 March. If the trend in admissions does not worsen, it will be the last region to leave the yellow zone, with a blank transition on Monday 28 March. That is, on the eve of the end of the state of emergency (March 31st) which will mark, among other things, the archiving of the color system.