The weekly pandemic monitoring report issued by the Italian Institute of Advanced Health on October 30 stated that the nationwide epidemic is worsening, and there are major short-term risks in many areas.
The report shows that from October 19 to 25, the cumulative incidence rate in Italy was 279.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, nearly double the previous week.
Inpatients and severe cases increased by 68% and 61% respectively from the previous week. 20 Eleven of these regions are at risk of losing control of the pandemic.
From October 8th to 21st, the effective number of virus infections nationwide was around 1.7, and the risk level is moving towards the highest level 4.
The spread of the epidemic in some regions has reached the level 4 standard, and the capacity of the medical system is facing a major test in the short term .
Brusa Ferro, Dean of the Institute of Advanced Health, said that targeted emergency intervention measures should be considered at the regional level.
The report recommends that in addition to strictly complying with basic health and pandemic prevention regulations, people should not go out as much as possible, and avoid all unnecessary contact with outsiders.
At the same time, it requires all regions to continuously monitor the risk of the pandemic and promptly improve response measures in severely affected areas.