A massive screening campaign took place over the weekend of November 21 in Bolzano, northern Italy. “We have the first results and it is considerable: out of 500,000 inhabitants of the region, almost 400,000 have been tested, reports journalist Alban Mikoczy from Bolzano. In total, there are 1% of positive cases. These are asymptomatic cases: people who did not know they themselves were carriers of the coronavirus. This is very important because these people will be isolated, removed from society so as not to infect their loved ones.
The same figure was observed in Slovakia at the beginning of November when similar tests took place. “So there is clearly a virus that circulates around 1% of a population in real time, in permanent time, and that tells a lot of things to experts and scientists “, concludes the correspondent of France Televisions in Italy.