There are 1,894 new cases of Coronavirus in Naples city in the last week of February (from 22 to 28), with an increase of 49% compared to the previous week, when the positives were 1,275. A real boom that has affected especially the younger groups, with almost doubled infections. The age group of 19-30 went from 139 to 218 infections, that between 31 and 45 from 139 to 226. But increases are recorded in all the other groups. This is what emerges from the study conducted by the task force of the Municipality of Naples, coordinated by Professor Giuseppe Signoriello (Medical Statistics Unit, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”), from Simona Signoriello e Vittorio Simeon, with the collaboration of Francesca Menna, councilor for equal opportunities, civil liberties and health at the Municipality of Naples. “The increase in COVID-19 cases compared to the previous week (from 15/02 to 21/02) – concludes the study – was 49%. This increase is evident in all age groups with higher values in the 14-75 year range. The current picture is of extreme attention ”.
Infections in Naples up by 49%
In the last week (from 22/02 to 28/02), the Municipality writes, “in the City of Naples the increase in COVID-19 cases compared to the previous week (from 15/02 to 21/02) was 49 %. This increase is evident in all age groups with higher values in the 14-75 year range. The current picture is of extreme attention ”. In particular, 1,894 cases were notified with an increase of 49% compared to the previous week (from 15/02 to 21/02) in which 1,275 cases were notified. The weekly incidence per 100,000 inhabitants is now 197 cases. In the comparison between the incidence (cases per 100,000 inhabitants) between the City of Naples and Campania (Figure 2), especially in the first part of the second wave, a greater incidence of COVID-19 in the City of Naples is highlighted, while in the last period is the Campania Region to present higher incidence values.
In the period from 1 August 2020 to 28 February 2021, the number of COVID-19 infections in the city of Naples was approximately 47,123 cases. After a phase of strong daily growth of cases until the beginning of November 2020, with over a thousand cases notified in one day (November 6), a decrease in the incidence followed which ended towards the end of December (Figure 1). In the first part of January 2021 there was a period of substantial stability of the contagion, followed by a current phase of increase in the contagion.
The most affected age group between 19 and 45 years
Figure 3 shows the weekly incidence by age group per 100,000 inhabitants starting from January 2021. The increase in the incidence of the last week (from 22/02 to 28/02) is evident in all classes of age with high values in the 14-75 age group. In particular, the 19-30 year age group, which is decisive during the initial phase of the second wave for the increase in infection, returns to have high incidence values.