December 26 According to a European Union News Agency quoted by the European Network, on the 25th local time, according to the epidemic report of the Italian Ministry of Civil Defense, 19,307 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and 459 new deaths in the country in the past 24 hours. As of 18:00 on the 25th, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Italy increased to 2,028,354, and the number of deaths was 71,359.cv
The average age of patients dying from COVID-19 is 80 years old.
According to reports, the epidemic analysis released by the Italian National Health Center on the 24th shows that the average age of COVID-19 deaths in the country has remained around 80 years old since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
According to the report, the number of deaths under the age of 50 in Italy is 737, accounting for about 1.2%.
The report points out that among the deaths under the age of 50, 190 are under the age of 40, and all but 20 have one or more basic diseases.
Regionally, of all deaths in Italy, Lombardy accounted for 37.9%, Emilia-Romagna for 10.6%, Piedmont for 8.7%, and Veneto for 8%.
The report emphasizes that there are an average of 3.6 basic diseases in Italy’s coronavirus deaths, and hypertension is the most common chronic disease, with about 66% of deaths related to hypertension. In addition, 29.2% of the dead have diabetes, 27% have ischemic heart disease, and 23.2% have Alzheimer’s disease.
On the other hand, 42% of all deaths in Italy are women and 58% of men have no underlying disease.
Vaccination began on December 27.
It is reported that Italy will start to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus on December 27th local time.
The Ministry of Health issued a special reminder of vaccination precautions on December 25 that according to the opinion of the European Drug Administration, the “Pfizer” vaccine can only be vaccinated against groups over 16 years old.
The Italian Ministry of Health stressed that any vaccination unit and medical staff are prohibited from administering COVID-19 vaccines for children and adolescents without the approval of the Drug Administration to minors under the age of 16.
The expert group of the Italian Technical and Scientific Commission pointed out that 60 to 70% of the people in Italy must be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, and the number of vaccinated people must reach 35 to 40 million, otherwise it will be difficult to achieve the expected goals of the vaccine plan.
Italian Prime Minister Conte asked the health sector to complete vaccinations of 10 to 15 million people by the end of April 2021.
Only 70% of the social population is vaccinated before people can slowly remove masks, said Pregliasco, a researcher at the Italian National Institute of Health and a professor of virology at the University of Milan.
Therefore, until the autumn of 2021, the people will still have to abide by the necessary epidemic prevention measures.
Andreoni, director of the Department of Infectious Diseases of the University of Rome Affiliated Hospital, said that with the emergence of various vaccines, 2021 will be a turning point in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
However, Andreani said that Italy still needs to hold on for another eight to nine months before it is possible to get rid of the shackles of the coronavirus epidemic and gradually return to normal production and life order.