Coronavirus updates on Tuesday 5 October
While in Italy the target of 80% vaccinated against Covid among the over-12 is about to be reached, yesterday the EMA authorized the administration of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines in third dose
for immunosuppressed patients at 28 days after the second administration and the third dose of Pfizer for all over 18 but at least six months after the second administration. In Italy, after the approval by the AIFA, 153,588 people were given the third dose of the anti-Covid vaccine and the organizational machine to administer the booster massively already in motion. The American immunologist Antony Fauci explained that with the third dose of the vaccine the protection increases up to 44 times. Meanwhile, in our country there are 2,466 new cases and 50 deaths: here the data of the latest balance sheet for Tuesday 5 October (to consult the bulletins that show the situation since the beginning of the pandemic: here those of 2021, here those of 2020). Here is the map of the contagion in the world
8 pm – Cts, possible gradual reopening of discos in the white area
The CTS also believes that these activities can be allowed in the white area guaranteeing: a presence, including employees, equal to 35% of the maximum capacity indoors and 50% outdoors; the presence of ventilation systems without air recirculation and meeting the quality requirements specified in the ISS address documents; the mandatory use of disposable cups; the guarantee of the possibility of frequent hand sanitation as well as cleaning and sanitizing the premises; the use of the surgical mask at various times with the exception of dancing, which is comparable to indoor physical activities.
19.04 – Cuba exceeds 900 thousand infections. 48.9% of the population fully vaccinated with national doses
Cuba has exceeded 900 thousand coronavirus cases, reporting 4,793 new cases in the last 24 hours, for a total of 900,512 positive since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. According to reports from the Ministry of Health, 45 people died on the last day. bringing the total deaths from the pandemic to 7,663. Currently there are 22,293 active cases in the country, while there are 27,296 suspected cases. More than 5.47 million people (48.9% of the population) have completed the three-dose immunization program with national vaccines.
18.29 – Today’s bulletin: 2,466 new cases and 50 deaths
There are 2,466 Covid test positives identified in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health. Yesterday there were 1,612. Instead, there are 50 victims in one day, yesterday there were 37. There are 322,282 swabs, compared to 122,214 yesterday, for a swab-positive ratio that stood at 0.8 percent compared to 1.3 percent yesterday. At the territorial level, the regions with the highest number of infections are Veneto (363), Sicily (321) and Lombardy (288). Here the full bulletin.
17.17 – The Order of Doctors: The third dose can reduce infections among health professionals by 10 times
The possibility of using a third dose of the anti Covid vaccine – after yesterday’s green light from the EMA to immunosuppressed and over 18 – is an additional weapon to control the virus. And if needed, it can be done. It is clear that for health professionals, who are more at risk of contagion, there is one more reason: today we have between 1,500 and 2 thousand operators a month who become infected, taking the third dose instead of 2 thousand there would presumably be 200. According to Adnkronos Health the president of the National Federation of the Order of Doctors (Fnomceo), Filippo Anelli. The authorization of the Ema – continues Anelli – gives the Ministry of Health the possibility to use this weapon in a fairly flexible manner in relation to the population groups most at risk. This is where there should be a chance for the virus to circulate again. Anelli also supports the battle of the white coats of the Doctors group and freelance dentists for Covid -19 vaccination, who sent a letter to Draghi, to the emergency commissioner Francesco Paolo Figliuolo and to the Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, to ask for the third dose of anti Covid vaccine for all health professionals who want to do it, without distinction between operators of the National Health Service and freelancers and with uniform criteria throughout the country. Healthcare must be considered as a whole, without distinction of any kind, concludes Anelli.
4.47 pm – In Russia 895 deaths in one day
In Russia, deaths in the past 24 hours reached a record number for the third time this month, with 895 deaths, the highest daily figure since the start of the pandemic. Furthermore, infections have returned to exceed 25,000, with 25,110 new cases confirmed on the last day. Vaccination rates in the country remain low and the government avoids imposing harsh restrictions. The Kremlin has made it known that the situation raises concern, but that it is not considering a national lockdown or other measures at the national level.
4 pm – The virologist Burioni: even at 6 months the protection of vaccines against severe cases is very high
The efficacy of the vaccine against the infection decreases over time (so immediately the third dose for the vulnerable and healthcare workers) but the protection against serious illness remains very high (so don’t worry and get vaccinated) The virologist Roberto Burioni, professor at Vita- University Salute San Raffaele of Milan, comments on Twitter a study just released in Lancet. The work shows that the effectiveness of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine against Sars-CoV-2 infections decreases over 6 months, going from 88% recorded one month after the two doses to 47% after 6 months. However, efficacy against Covid hospitalizations for all variants, including Delta, remained high (at 90%) for at least 6 months.
3 pm – Bertolaso: from 22 November Lombardia ready for the third dose
We must all be vaccinated with the third dose when the government gives us the ok. Commissioner Guido Bertolaso said this while taking stock of the vaccination campaign in Lombardy during a press conference at Palazzo Lombardia. Covid has not been eradicated like smallpox, but it is still running and calls must be made, Bertolaso stressed. The immunocompromised will be vaccinated by the end of October, the over 80 at the end of December, the RSA by mid-November and the social health personnel, for which we will leave on 11 October, by the end of December. And then, if we get the green light from the government, we will proceed to vaccinate all the Lombards who request it. I highly recommend preparing to get vaccinated.
10.07 am – New infections and serious cases are on the decline in Israel
The data of the pandemic in Israel in its fourth wave continue to drop. In the past 24 hours, the new infections – according to the health ministry – were 3,186 compared to almost 120 thousand tests: the rate of positivity, down, now at 2.7%. There is also a clear decline in the number of serious cases which are currently 505. A leap forward in the number of vaccinated people with the third dose: to date there are almost 3,600,000.
8.51 am – Italy donates 1.2 million doses to Iran
Italy donates 1.2 million doses of the Astrazeneca vaccine to Iran. The announcement was made by the Italian Ambassador to Iran, Giuseppe Perrone, during an event organized by the Embassy of Italy in Tehran to illustrate to the Iranian authorities and public the contribution of our country to the fight against Covid in Iran. Italy and Iran were among the countries most affected at the beginning of the pandemic – said Perrone – and both were put to the test. The donation of Italy takes on even greater importance in a crucial moment, such as this, for the definitive overcoming of the epidemic emergency at a global level.
8.36 am – Japan, over 605 of the population received a double dose of the vaccine
According to what was released in a press release from Cabinet office, the percentage of Japanese who received the double dose of Covid vaccine of 60.9% (equal to about 77 million people), while 71.3% (90 million people) received at least the first dose, showing an evident progress in the vaccination campaign which, although started late, is now aligned with the numbers of the main European countries and the USA. According to estimates, by October the percentage of total vaccinates should exceed 70%. Among those over 65, 90.6% received the first dose and 89.4% also the second.
8.06 – In China no new cases with local transmission
No new cases of locally transmitted Covid have been reported in China. the first time this has happened in more than three weeks after the country battled new waves of the pandemic in Fujian and Heilongjiang provinces where the virus is now believed to be under control. The first case of the latest outbreak in Fujian was reported on 10 September in the city of Putian. The infections then spread to neighboring Xiamen, but were contained in the southeastern province.
8 am – THE POINT – The vaccination campaign in Italy
153,588 people in our country have received the third dose of the vaccine, 2.02% of the population subject to an additional dose / booster. The Italians who have had at least one dose are 45,433,497, 84.12% of the population over 12 while those who have completed the vaccination cycle are 42,835,902, the 79.31% of the population over 12. what can be read in the report of the extraordinary commissioner for the health emergency updated at 6.12 today. The vaccine doses administered so far in Italy are 85,391,800, 86.4% of the total of those delivered, equal to 98,881,271 so far (in detail 70,143,241 Pfizer / BioNTech, 15,235,754 Moderna, 11,543,382 Vaxzevria -AstraZeneca and 1,958,894 Janssen).
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