COVID: Imported cases took Rt over 1 in some regions-Rezza

Weekly monitoring report says Rt number over 1 in 5 regions

(ANSA) - ROME, JUL 10 - Gianni Rezza, the health ministry's prevention director, said Friday that the Rt reproduction number for the coronavirus has gone over 1 in several Italian regions due to imported cases.
    He was commenting on the weekly monitoring report of the ministry and the Higher Health Institute (ISS) for the June 29-July 5 period, which put the Rt rate over 1 in five regions: Emilia Romagna and Veneto (1.2), Tuscany (1.12), Lazio (1.07) and Piedmont (1.06).
    Rezza put this down to "some outbreaks, of varying levels of seriousness, due to the importation of infection from abroad.
    "It is necessary to reinforce social-distancing measures, with the awareness that the national health system is capable of identifying and containing these outbreaks". (ANSA).


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