Delta variant, the case of Great Britain. Few reinfections, more hospitalizations
The Coronavirus in Italy continues to be scary, also thanks to the now rampant varinate delta and the uncertainty about vaccination campaign, which slowed down after contradicting communications from health authorities about the vaccine mix and AstraZeneca. All eyes of Europe are turned to Great Britain, where the epidemic has re-exploded precisely because of the Indian strain. The data in the UK – reads the newspaper – are however favorable and surprising but the “secret” is that up to now 86% of the population has received the first dose of vaccine and 63.8% the second. So the infections presumably move between those who have only the first dose or have not yet been vaccinated; also in this perspective, the decrease in the average age among the infected should be read: the highest rate is between 20 and 29 years, followed by that between 10 and 19 years.
Any cases of reinfection from Covid – continues the Journal – are however milder, often asymptomatic and the rate is low, according to the analysis of the Covid-19 Infection Survey. The number of hospitalizations and deaths remained low. The deaths yesterday were, in fact, 15 (122 in the last week, or 1.6% less) while 358 patients were hospitalized (1953 in the last 7 days, or 24.2% more). The latter data is of greater concern, because the death cases are evaluated at 28 days from the positive Covid test and today there are 1,905 people hospitalized.