Piedmont has numbers from the yellow zone, but the orange remains until May
If yellow were an option, Piedmont would have that color. For the third consecutive week, the report of the ministry and the Higher Institute of Health photographs an Rt index of less than 1, a threshold below which one enters the yellow zone, which has however been canceled by the latest government decree stricter restrictions until April 30th. In the pre-report sent yesterday to the Region, the RT fell: the punctual one from 0.9 to 0.75, and the average one from 0.8 to 0.76. In the week between 5 and 11 April, the one on which the report card is assigned tomorrow, after the verification of the data by the Scientific Technical Committee, the new positives fell by 33.5 percent, from 13077 to 8700. The incidence of new positives on the total population is also yellow: the new positives per 100 thousand inhabitants are 201.8. Numbers that are also confirmed with the data of the last seven days: comparing the positives of yesterday, compared to those of the previous Thursday, the incidence is 204. The percentage of positivity of the tampons is also decreasing, which falls from 13.8 to 10, 7 percent. The number of outbreaks and the number of people not connected to known infections are reduced.
These numbers are associated with the level of risk that today the CTS should report as “moderate”, in light of the decline in outbreaks and risk parameters, despite the pressure on hospitals remains very high. In the week between 5 and 11, the occupancy rate of medical beds dropped from 66 percent to 61, that of intensive care places from 59 to 50. And if you update these numbers with the latest bulletin of the Crisis Unit – with 1264 positives out of 21579 swabs and 26 deaths – the signs of decline are even more marked. There are 311 places in intensive care (unchanged in the last 24 hours), or 49.5 percent of the 628 available, when the alarm threshold is 30 percent. In the other departments there are 3312, 56 per cent of the total, against the ceiling of 40 set by the ministry. This is also one of the factors that colors Piedmont dark red (the highest risk band) in the epidemiological map of Europe updated by the ECDC, the European Center for the prevention and control of diseases. With us only Valle d’Aosta and Puglia, but the data is from two weeks ago.
Today, the data will be checked for the Cuneo area, still in the red zone due to the high incidence of new positives. The ordinance for the restrictions is valid until Sunday, but if today the data has fallen below the threshold of 250 positives per 100 thousand inhabitants, the orange could already light up for the weekend. Yesterday General Francesco Paolo Figliuolo concluded his tour in Piedmont: “Here I saw the model we have in mind interpreted: preparing the machine, also involving doctors and companies, for when there will be sufficient doses to vaccinate everyone” he said visiting the Ferrero of Alba.