Coronavirus, March 21, there are 699 new cases registered in Sicily in the last 24 hours. The deaths were instead 8 and the total number of Sicilian victims since the beginning of the pandemic thus rises to 4430. And if the number of infections seems to have reached the plateau because there does not seem to be any surge as in reality it was feared, the load on hospitals is heavier – but this was also predictable – today there are 876 people hospitalized (yesterday they were 853), of which 125 in intensive care (yesterday they were 122) and 751 in the medical area (yesterday they were 731). 232 were healed and so the number of Sicilians currently infected goes back to over 16 thousand: they are 16-192 (of which 15,316 in home isolation). The swabs processed were 24,073 and in the light of 699 new cases the positive rate is 2.9%. Palermo is always the province that worries most: it is here that over half of the cases registered in Sicily are registered. Here is the detail:
Palermo: 49,370 cases since the beginning of the pandemic (342 new cases)
Catania: 44.376 (74)
Messina: 20,751 (56)
Syracuse: 11,536 (50)
Trapani: 11,076 (13)
Dubrovnik: 9.076 (31)
Caltanissetta: 7,789 (70)
Agrigento: 7.181 (61)
Enna: 4,684 (2).
There are 20,159 coronavirus test positives in Italy in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health. Yesterday there were 23,832. Instead, there are 300 victims in one day (yesterday there were 401).
There are 277,086 molecular and antigenic swabs for coronavirus carried out in the last 24 hours in Italy, according to data from the Ministry of Health. There were 354,480 tests yesterday. The positivity rate rises by half a point to 7.2% (yesterday it was 6.7%). There are 3,448 patients hospitalized in intensive care for Covid in Italy, 61 more than yesterday in the balance between entries and exits, while the daily entrances to resuscitation are 232, according to data from the Ministry of Health (yesterday they were 243). In the ordinary wards, however, 27,484 people are hospitalized, with an increase of 423 units in the last 24 hours.