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Covid Sicily, Palermo the hardest hit

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There are 4,566 new cases of Covid in Sicily (yesterday they were 5,769), to which the Region adds 611 relating to previous days.
The Island is in seventh place in Italy for infections, Lombardy in first place with 9,094.
In the last 24 hours, 30,734 swabs were performed, the positivity rate drops from 17 to 14.8%.
The dead are 23 (all relating to previous days), the healed 8,049.
56 people (+7) are hospitalized in the intensive on the island, in the medical area there are 1,001 patients (-8).

This is the division of the new infected by province: Palermo 1.335, Messina 931, Catania 791, Trapani 529, Agrigento 458, Syracuse 451, Ragusa 323, Caltanissetta 262, Enna 97.

Meanwhile, the bulletin of the Asoe department notes that in the week from March 28 to April 3, a slight decrease in new infections continues to be recorded.
The incidence is 40,331 (-8.49%), with a cumulative value of 834.37 / 100 thousand inhabitants: the rate of new positives higher than the regional average was recorded in the provinces of Messina (1,238), Trapani (935) , Agrigento (909) and Caltanissetta (904).
The age groups most at risk are those between 11 and 13 years (1,325 / 100 thousand inhabitants), 6 and 10 years (1,321) and between 14 and 18 years (1,213).
New hospitalizations are once again decreasing and three quarters of patients hospitalized during the week are unvaccinated or with an incomplete vaccination course.

As for the vaccination campaign, the data refer to the week of March 30 and April 5.
In the 5-11 year range, those vaccinated with at least one dose amounted to 28.01% of the regional target.
In the same age group, 75,320 children (equal to 23.92%) have completed primary school.
Over 12 years vaccinated with at least one dose amounted to 89.94%.
88.64% of the regional target has completed the primary cycle, while 10.06% still remains to be vaccinated.
At the moment there are 850,231 citizens who can carry out the additional administration, but have not yet done so.
Overall the vaccinated with additional dose / booster are 2,677,722 equal to 75.90% of those entitled.
Since March 1st, 1,467 fourth dose administrations have been carried out (to over 12 with marked impairment of the immune response and who have already completed the primary vaccination course with three doses of at least 120 days).
Also since 1 March, there have been 1,912 administrations of Nuvaxovid (Novavax) vaccine.