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COVID: Italy’s Rt number rises from 0.85 to 0.89

(ANSA) – ROME, MAY 7 – Italy’s Rt COVID contagion number has
risen from 0.85 to 0.89 in the weekly monitoring of the health
ministry and the Higher Health Institute (ISS), they said
Friday.
   
But the incidence of COVID is down to 127 from 146 last week,
they said.
   
No region is high-risk in the weekly monitoring, for the second
straight week.
   
Italy’s colour-coded regional COVID classifications are set to
improve on the basis of the new figures.
   
Italy will become even more a low-to-moderate yellow zone and no
region will be high-risk red as Val d’Aosta turns from red to
orange.
   
Calabria, Puglia and Basilicata, meanwhile, are set to go from
orange to yellow.
   
Italy will probably have only two orange regions, Sicily and Val
d’Aosta, while it is still uncertain whether Sardinia will stay
orange.
   
The colour changes come into effect next Monday.
   
Health Minister Roberto Speranza will issue ordinances to this
effect later Friday. (ANSA).
   

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