Covid. In Sicily a slight increase in cases. “Gradual reopening”

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There are 41 new cases of Coronavirus in the province of Trapani. The incidence of Covid in Sicily increases slightly. There are 851 new positives at Covid19 in Sicily, out of 25,434 tampons processed, with an incidence of 3.3%, an increase compared to Friday when it was one percentage point less. The Region is sixth for the number of daily infections.

The victims were 19 and bring the total to 5,546. The number of current positives is 22,630 with a decrease of 700 cases.
The healed yesterday are 1,532. In hospitals there are 1,135 patients, 28 fewer, those in intensive care are 140, two fewer than. The distribution among the provinces sees Palermo with 236 cases, Catania 199, Messina 81, Syracuse 73, Trapani 41, Ragusa 71, Caltanissetta 65, Agrigento 69, Enna 16.

Musumeci got vaccinated
The president of the Sicilian Region, Nello Musumeci, as he had announced in recent days, received the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine yesterday afternoon in the vaccination hub of Catania (former fruit and vegetable market).

«I received – he said immediately after – the first dose of the vaccine: AstraZeneca of course. I am happy to have joined the ranks of Sicilians who are heading towards total immunization. I hope that this action of mine can be shared by those who are in the same conditions as me. We are fighting very hard battles to lower the age of citizens admitted to the vaccine and we have finally arrived also in the smaller islands. Let’s move on, because we have to get out of this tunnel as soon as possible. And I am convinced that we will succeed ».

Maniace and Riesi from Monday become “red areas”
Two new “red areas” in Sicily. The increase in positives will trigger the restrictions in Maniace, in the province of Catania, and Riesi, in the Nisseno area. The President of the Region Nello Musumeci has ordered this – at the request of the municipal administrations and following the reports of the Asp – with an order that will take effect from Monday 10 to Wednesday 19 May. Therefore, the “red zones” on the island become 24.

The Italian data
There are 10,176 coronavirus test positives in Italy in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health. On Friday there were 10,554.
On the other hand, there were 224 victims in one day, up from 207 on Friday.
There are 338,436 molecular and antigenic swabs for the coronavirus carried out in the last 24 hours in Italy, according to data from the Ministry of Health. The positivity rate is 3%, down slightly from 3.2% on Friday.
The patients admitted to intensive care for Covid in Italy are 2,211, down by 42 units compared to Friday in the daily balance between entries and exits, while the daily entries, according to data from the Ministry of Health, were 110. In the ordinary wards Instead, 15,799 people are hospitalized, down by 552 units compared to Friday.

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Dragons on reopening
“If the trend continues in this direction, the control room will proceed to other reopenings. It is important to be gradual, also to understand which reopenings will have more effect on infections and which less”. Prime Minister Mario Draghi said this at the end of the European summit in Porto.
“As I believe most Italians – said Draghi – I want to reopen, I want people to go back out to work, to have fun, to be together, but you have to do it safely, that is, by calculating the risk well”.
“With the restart of tourism, we must also consider that airports are places where we must look very carefully, because they are places where infections can occur, so we need to reinforce controls at airports. This does not mean closing: it means reopening but doing it with the head”.

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