R rate 1.18, 1-1.25 in most regions - ISS

Admissions over critical threshold in 18 regions.

(ANSA) - ROME, 20 NOV - Italy's R rate of COVID transmission is down from 1.4 to 1.18 among symptomatic cases, the Higher Health Institute (ISS) and the health ministry said in their weekly monitoring report Friday.
    Most Italian regions and provinces now have an average R rate of between 1 and 1.25, they said.
    The rate has dropped to below 1 in some regions and provinces this week, the report said.

    Three regions have a high chance of going from moderate to high risk in the next month, the report said.

As of November 17, the report said, 18 regions had passed the critical threshold for hospital admissions and intensive care beds.

There has been a further increase in cases in almost all of the country, it said.

There is a risk of an uncontrolled epidemic in 17 regions, and the epidemic remains at critical levels, the report said.

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