The average Rt index is slightly up in Italy. In the period 22 September – 5 October it was equal to 0.85 (range 0.82 – 0.87), below the epidemic threshold and slightly higher than the previous week. This is what emerges from the monitoring data of the Control Room, reported by the Higher Institute of Health (Iss) in a note.
The transmissibility index based on cases with hospitalization – reports the ISS – is equal to Rt = 0.83 (0.78-0.88).
The weekly incidence of Covid-19 cases at the national level continues to decrease, falling to 29 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the period 08-14 October, compared to 34 per 100,000 inhabitants recorded in the previous week (1-7 October). The incidence – it is emphasized – is below the weekly threshold of 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants which could allow the control of transmission based on containment or on the identification of cases and the tracing of their contacts.