Mysterious Hope indicators for Covid monitoring. Report

Mysterious Hope indicators for Covid monitoring. Report

None of the 12 process indicators (6 relating to monitoring capacity, 6 to diagnostic assessment, investigation and contact management) is publicly available to citizens and researchers. And of the 9 outcome indicators only 3 are published. Gimbe Foundation report

Coronavirus cases have started to increase again in the last week, but real monitoring of the epidemic in our country is not entirely possible. Here's how and why according to the Gimbe Foundation , which asks the Ministry of Health led by Roberto Speranza to make public all the monitoring indicators. Let's go step by step.

MINISTRY HEALTH: ONLY 3 MONITORING INDICATORS PUBLISHED

Let's start from the indicators. According to the Gimbe foundation, only 3 of the 21 indicators envisaged by the national monitoring system are made public by official sources: the number of cases reported to the Civil Protection in the last 14 days, the RT calculated on the basis of the integrated surveillance of the Istituto Superiore di Healthcare and the number of cases by diagnosis date and by start date symptoms reported to COVID-19 integrated surveillance per day.

In practice, none of the 12 process indicators (6 relating to monitoring capacity, 6 to that of diagnostic assessment, investigation and contact management) is publicly available for citizens and researchers, underlines the foundation chaired by Nino Cartabellotta.

And of the 9 outcome indicators only 3 are published.

IMPOSSIBLE EPIDEMIC MONITORING

“The data provided by the Civil Protection document a slight increase in cases in the last week compared to the previous one, but do not allow any accurate monitoring in this phase of the epidemic. Considering that official sources report only 3 of the 21 indicators envisaged by the national monitoring system, the Gimbe Foundation invites the Regions to transmit all the required data and asks the Ministry of Health to make them public, both in an open format for researchers and in an easy-to-understand format for citizens ”, underlines Cartabellotta.

CASES INCREASE

Yet this is not the time to slow down on monitoring the epidemic. The cases of contagion, in fact, seem to be rising again. Total cases increased by +2,065 (+ 0.9%) and deaths by + 334 (+ 1.0%).

Declining trend for inpatients with symptoms (-1,207, -27.9%) and for those in intensive care (-86, -34.5%)

WHICH REGIONS REPORT INCREASING CASES?

In the last 7 days there has been an increase of 2,294 new cases, compared to 1,927 in the previous week.

In particular, 11 regions of Italy have recorded an increase in cases in the last week: Lombardy (383); Piedmont (33), Tuscany (18), Emilia Romagna (13), Prov. Aut. Of Trento (4), Friuli Venezia Giulia (3), Calabria (2), Prov. Aut. Of Bolzano (1), Abruzzo (1), Sardinia (1), Veneto (1).

Well, however, the other Regions that register a total of 94 new cases less than the previous week.

NUMBER OF BUFFERS IN DECREASE

Instead, the number of tampons made in great art in the regions of Italy continues to decrease. The swabs to diagnose new cases, according to data from the Gimbe foundation, have increased only in Emilia Romagna (+7,819), Lombardy (+1,821), Lazio (+1,389), Campania (+1,087), Prov. Aut. Of Trento (+834) and Valle D'Aosta (+76).


This is a machine translation from Italian language of a post published on Start Magazine at the URL https://www.startmag.it/innovazione/indicatori-monitiraggio/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=indicatori-monitiraggio on Thu, 18 Jun 2020 08:02:14 +0000.