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Three facility outbreaks and 12 isolated classrooms

The positive rate of Covid in Romania remains stable. In the week of October 4-10, 577 positive samples were recorded (a rate of 2.4%, equivalent to the previous week) out of a total of 26,259 swabs. There was a decrease in new cases in absolute value (-52). Compared to the projections of the Action Plan, there is a household occupancy rate by Covid patients, which puts us in green level 2, that is, the household occupancy level in infectious diseases is over 70%. In total, 57 patients were hospitalized, of whom 10 are in intensive care.

In Ravenna, an outbreak this week occurred in Ravenna area hospitals and two in aged care facilities. In addition, 12 classes of different schools in the county have been isolated after cases of COVID-19 that appeared among students and staff: these are 2 classes of educational services for children 0-3 years old, 1 class of 1 kindergarten (3-6 years old), 5 Classes from elementary school, 3 from middle school, one from high school. Currently in the province of Ravenna there is only one Covid-free municipality: Bagnara di Romagna.

“Also this week, Mattia Alteni, Director of Health in Osel Romania, comments that we are seeing a decrease in absolute terms for positivity, albeit in an uneven way between regions. A trend that has lasted six consecutive weeks and underscores the importance of the good results obtained with regard to vaccination coverage. But, likewise, these data tell us that the virus is still circulating and that in no case should we drop our guard. Personal hygiene and protective measures must be maintained and compliance with vaccination intensified. The campaign to give the third dose to vulnerable groups has already begun and at the end of the month will also start giving Influenza vaccine We all know that the coming winter months will see a co-spread of influenza virus and SARS-Cov2 A combination that can result in increased access to the emergency room and above all complicate diagnosis, given that respiratory symptoms, especially in adulthood, are comparable for all From Covid and influenza. Soon we will also come out with information on the influenza campaign, we reiterate the importance of the commitment of citizens who are recommended to be vaccinated with influenza. Therefore, I believe that vaccination should become Usually the next few years, waiting to “eliminate” the virus.

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