Italian hospitals struggle with surge of COVID-19 as vaccination campaign gains speed

ASOLO, Italy — Italy, at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic a year ago, is still struggling, with hospitals under pressure despite encouraging signs of a decrease in the number of reported cases.
The number of patients with COVID-19 admitted to ICUs is growing, and ICU bed occupancy at a national level is 39% — over the critical threshold — according to the Ministry of Health. Floor bed occupancy is 43%.
Meanwhile, the vaccination campaign is picking up speed after a slow and uneven start. The aim is to vaccinate (Read more...)

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