Omicron variant, to date 55 cases in Italy

The figure released by the president of the ISS, Silvio Brusaferro: “Within 1 month, significant hospitalizations are expected in several regions”

“The data we monitor every day show how the Omicron variant of Sars-CoV-2 is also growing in our country. “To date, 55 isolated and identified Omicron variants are reported on the platform that collects virus sequences” in Italy. This is the data released by Silvio Brusaferro, president of the Higher Institute of Health (Iss), who in a video comments on the latest data that emerged from the Covid monitoring of the control room.

With regard to “the increase in the occupancy of beds”, for hospitalizations in intensive care “we have gone from 811 hospitalized last week to 917 this week, with an employment rate reaching 9.6% compared to the 8.5%. The same thing happens with regard to hospital beds in the medical area, where the number of inpatients increased from 6,333 to 7,338 with an occupancy rising from 10.6% to 12.1%. The projections show that with this current trend more regions have a likely to reach significant bed occupancy within 4 weeks. “