Covid-19: re-infection higher among young people and women in Italy, according to a study – 23/04/2022

A study released on Saturday (23) by the ISS (Italian Superior Health Institute) revealed that the risk of re-infection with the Covid-19 virus is increasing among women, young people aged 12-49 years and health professionals.

According to the report, the risk of developing the disease again is higher among those who were first diagnosed 210 days ago, who have not been vaccinated or have been immunized with at least one dose in more than 120 days, compared to those who received a dose. In four months.

The data also reveal that the mortality rate of the unvaccinated population over the age of 5 years, in the period from February 25 to March 27, 2022, is about five times higher than that of those who were vaccinated with a full course in less than 120 years. (8 deaths per 100,000/inhabitant) and 10 times higher than those vaccinated with the booster (4 deaths per 100,000/inhabitant).

According to the ISS, between August 24, 2021 and April 20 this year, 357,379 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, which is 3.2% of the total reported cases. Last week, re-infections accounted for 4.5% of all cases, up from 4.4% the previous week. Most were recorded in women, young adults between the ages of 12 and 49, and health professionals.

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