Milan, 13 January 2022 – Covid infections and hospitalizations do not stop. And if from Monday 17 January some regions could switch from the yellow to the orange zone (the decision will come tomorrow with the monitoring weeks of the Higher Institute of Health ed), at the end of the month there is a real risk that someone might finish in the red zone.
To sound the alarm is Nino Cartabellotta, president of the Gimbe Foundation, analyzing the numbers contained in the latest monitoring: “Unless ‘injections’ of beds in the last hour or changes in the criteria for classifying hospitalized Covid patients, by the end of the month many regions will go into the orange zone and some risk the red zone . A color that would certify the failure in the management of the fourth wave, despite the availability of very effective vaccines in preventing serious illness “.
Hospitalization and intensive care are on the rise
From 5 to 11 January, “he continues growing pressure on hospitals both in the departments of medical area and in intensive“In fact, hospitalizations of Covid-19 patients with symptoms rose by 31% (from 12,912 the previous week to 17,067) and intensive care by 20.5% (from 1,392 to 1,677). But to increase by 35.4 % are also deaths. This was revealed by the independent monitoring of the Gimbe Foundation, which underlines how “the overload of hospitals leads to the postponement of the treatment of other diseases”. beds occupied by Covid patients: compared to the previous week + 20.5% in the medical area and + 32.2% in intensive care. “As of 11 January, the national employment rate by Covid patients was 26.6 % in the medical area and 18.2% in the critical area. With the exception of Molise and Sardinia, all the Regions exceed the 15% threshold in the medical area, with Valle d’Aosta reaching 53.5%; of Basilicata, Molise and Puglia all exceed the 10% threshold in the critical area, with the P Rovincia di Trento which stands at 31.1%
Gimbe: in 7 days + 31% of hospitalizations, + 20% of intensive
The regions most at risk
I am above all worried the regions where they ended (or are about to end) beds in the medical area and in intensive care. For some there could be a transition to the orange zone in the next few days and for others, as hypothesized by Cartabellotta, check the nightmare red zone: at the moment the regions most at risk are Piedmont, Calabria, Valle d’Aosta, Marche and Friuli Venezia Giulia, Sicily and Lombardy.
Orange zone: the regions at risk on Monday 17 January
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