December 13 According to a report quoted by the European Union News Agency by the European Network, the Italian Ministry of Civil Defense reported 19,903 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on the 12th, with a total of 1825,775 confirmed cases; 649 new deaths, with a total of 64,036 deaths.
Officials said that the decline of the epidemic is slow and the number of deaths remains high, so it is particularly important to strengthen epidemic prevention and control during the festival.
Brussferro, president of the Italian National Institute of Health, said that according to this week’s COVID-19 surveillance data, the epidemic is still serious and the incidence rate is expected to increase during the holiday.
Reza, director of the epidemic prevention department of the Italian Ministry of Health, stressed that although the emergence of vaccines is crucial to epidemic prevention, the vaccine will not solve all problems in the next month or two.
People must be soberly aware that the current downward trend of the epidemic is very slow and the number of deaths continues to remain high.
Therefore, it is more important to strengthen the prevention and control of the epidemic during the festival, and a slightest carelessness may trigger a third wave of the epidemic.
Locateli, president of the Italian National Institute of Advanced Health, said that by the end of the summer of 2021, the health system can basically complete universal coronavirus vaccination.
The bill on pre-ordering and vaccination of the novel coronavirus vaccine submitted by the country’s health minister Speranza to the National Senate and the House of Representatives pointed out that Italy’s cumulative contract order of COVID-19 vaccines has now exceeded 200 million doses.
Priority vaccination groups in Italy include medical workers, elderly people and staff in the nursing home system, and vulnerable groups with chronic diseases.