Italy’s fourth wave of COVID-19 has started says Gimbe

(ANSA) – ROME, JUL 29 – Italy has “effectively entered the
fourth wave” of COVID-19 contagion, the Gimbe health foundation
said in its weekly coronavirus monitoring report on Thursday.
The report said that Italy ‘s COVID deaths increased in the July
21-27 period after 15 consecutive weeks of falls, rising 46% to
111 from 76 the previous week.
It said the number of new cases increased by 64.8% to 31,963
from 19,390.
It said there was a 42.9% rise in the number of people
self-isolating due to contagion, going to 68,510 from 47,951.
It said there was a 34.9% rise in the number of coronavirus
sufferers admitted to hospital and a rise of 14.5% in the number
of COVID patients in intensive care. (ANSA).