Italy’s new crown patients are getting younger, health minister: the epidemic is not optimistic

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China News Service, March 2 According to Euronet, the Italian Ministry of Civil Defence reported on March 1st that there were 13,114 new confirmed cases of new crown and 246 deaths. As of 18:00 on the 1st, Italy had a total of 2,938,371 confirmed cases, 97945 deaths, and 2,416,093 cured cases.

Italy’s new crown patients are getting younger, health minister: the epidemic is not optimistic


p > According to reports, last week, an 11-year-old girl was admitted to the Sant’Osola General Hospital in Bologna, Italy. The hospital stated that the patient was originally healthy and had no other diseases, but now he is dying and needs intubation treatment. Since there has never been such a serious illness among minor infected persons in Italy before, this case has attracted widespread attention in the medical community.

Gordini, director of the emergency department of the Bologna Health Bureau, said that the average age of hospitalized patients in Bologna Hospital is decreasing, and some patients have very severe symptoms and long treatment time. At present, the hospital has already experienced a situation of tight beds, and the situation is worse than the first wave of the epidemic.

The Mayor of Bologna, Merola, said that Bologna is already very close to the red epidemic prevention and control zone, and this week will assess whether the local area needs to take more stringent prevention and control measures.

According to the latest research report of the Italian National Health Institute, from January to February, the average incidence of the new coronavirus in Italy is about 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and the highest incidence is the 13-19-year-old group. About 200 cases per 100,000 people.

The report pointed out that the incidence of the 13-19-year-old group surpassed the elderly group for the first time from the end of January to the beginning of February, becoming the most susceptible group, and it continued to increase in February. However, in the 13 to 19-year-old age group, the infected rarely develop serious illnesses, with mild illnesses accounting for about 60%.

Rezza, director of the Italian Ministry of Health’s Epidemic Prevention Bureau, pointed out that the median age of recent infections has been noted to have decreased. Part of the reason is that the vaccination of vulnerable groups is effective, but school-based infections have a wide range of effects, and children are more susceptible to infections and are mostly asymptomatic. When an outbreak of an epidemic or a mutant virus emerges on campus, the authorities must consider suspension of classes.

Italian Health Minister Speranza said that in the past week, there were more than 116,000 newly confirmed cases in Italy, an increase of 28,600 cases over the previous week, an increase of 32.8%. Among them, the growth rates of Piedmont and Lombardy are as high as 48% and 47%. The epidemic curve is now rising sharply, and the development trend of the epidemic in the next few weeks is not optimistic. (Boyuan)