578 new positives on the island and 16 in the province

There are 578 new Covid-19 positives recorded today in Sicily with 24,570 swabs processed and an incidence just over 2.3%. The region is also today in eleventh place in the number of new daily infections. The victims have been 21 in the last 24 hours and bring the total to 4,096. The currently positive are 26,597, or 429 fewer cases than yesterday. There are 986 recovered. In hospitals, hospitalizations are decreasing again and now they are 908, 22 less than yesterday, but the number of hospitalizations in intensive care is rising where they are now 132, or one more than yesterday.

This is the distribution of the positive increase by province: Palermo 265 cases, Catania 123, Messina 66, Syracuse 40, Enna 20, Caltanissetta 17, Trapani 17, Agrigento 16, Ragusa 14.

Covid, yellow zone effect: new cases on the rise in Sicily (+64 in the province), but hospitalized patients are still decreasing

ISS monitoring: Sicily at low risk

The situation in the rest of Italy

The new bulletin of the Ministry of Health today registers 20,499 new cases from the examination of 175,506 molecular swabs (10.51% positive) and 59898 rapid tests (3.39% positive). Unfortunately, 253 deaths are also recorded today. Leap of the currently positives that return above 400 thousand (+8521) while 11,714 people have overcome the infection in the last 24 hours. In hospitals, there is a renewed pressure on the wards, both in intensive care (the number of beds occupied by 26, net of 188 new entrants) and in the non-critical wards where there are 18,292 Covid patients. There are many differences between the individual regions and, according to the report of the Higher Institute of Health, there are in particular three regions that could be recipients of the “change colors” ordinance of Minister Speranza.

Coronavirus, today’s bulletin

New cases: 20,499 (yesterday 19,886)
Cases tested: 107952 (yesterday 104.200)
Buffers (diagnostic and control): 325.404 (yesterday 443.704)
molecular: 175506 of which 18455 positive equal to 10.51% (yesterday 9.67%)
rapid: 59898 of which 2033 equal to 3.39% (yesterday 0.67%)
Currently positive: 404.664, +8521 (yesterday +6710)
Hospitalized: 18,292, +35 (yesterday +40)
Hospitalized in ICU: 2,194, +26, 188 new (yesterday +11, 178 new)
Total positive cases since the beginning of the pandemic: 2,888,923
Died after positive Covid test: 97,227 (yesterday 96,974)
Total Discharged / Healed: 2,387,032, +11714 (yesterday +12853)
Vaccinated: 1,370,373 (3,998,727 doses administered *)
* this is 68% of the 4,537,260 doses delivered by Pfizer (631800 arrived in the last hours) and of the 244,600 delivered by Moderna as of February 26th. The vaccination campaign dedicated to the over 80s not in RSA involved over 489 thousand “grandparents” who had at least one dose of the Pfizer / Moderna vaccine. The first doses of the 1,048,800 AstraZeneca vaccines destined for phase 3 for the categories at risk from 18 to 55 years are being distributed: 50 thousand men of the armed forces already involved, 86 thousand among school staff. The updated vaccine report on the government website.

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