The pressure on hospital services is decreasing, although the situation still remains above the critical threshold in three regions; the estimated average Rt transmissibility indicator calculated on symptomatic cases remains stable and below the epidemic threshold.

The incidence rate on a national scale continues to fall but still remains too high to allow the pandemic to be managed nationwide by means of containment i.e. identifying cases and tracing their contacts.

The now prevalent circulation in Italy of the variant B.1.1.7 (known as the UK variant) and the presence of other variants that can partially evade immune responses, means that the epidemic must continue to be managed with particular caution and in a progressive manner.

Therefore, we must continue to reduce the number of new cases, including through measures to reduce the possibility of social gatherings, and continue with the campaign to achieve high population vaccine coverage as quickly as possible.


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Data di pubblicazione: 16 maggio 2021, ultimo aggiornamento 19 maggio 2021