Italy “seems to have reached the” peak “of the” declining “omicron wave, the vaccination campaign coordinator said Monday.
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“There is good news: we (the variant) have reached the peak of the Omicron curve and it is declining,” General Francisco Paulo Figuerolo said during a visit to Milan (north) quoted by the Ansa agency.
“We hope this trend will be confirmed,” he added, adding that “over the past two days, the number of hospital admissions has been less than the number of discharges”, which is considered a “good omen”.
Italy detected 139,000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours on Sunday, up from 180,000-200,000 in the previous days.
Italy was the first European country to be infected with the coronavirus in early 2020 and was one of the heavy tolls that killed more than 143,000 people.
According to official figures from the authorities, more than 87% of those over 12 years of age have been vaccinated.
In early January, the government took new measures against those who were not vaccinated, who could no longer go to restaurants, cinemas, swimming pools or sports clubs or take public transportation. And from February 15, they will no longer be able to work in public as in the private sector.