Last updated: Thursday 22nd April 2021 at 18:15 CET
Key: Purple shows an improvement and orange a deterioration
Number of new coronavirus cases in Italy today: 16,232 - decrease of 722 from equivalent day last week (Thursday 15th April - 16,954)
Number of people currently infected in Italy: 472,196 (decrease of 3,439 compared to previous day)
Total number of new cases in the last 7 days (16th - 22nd April): 95,015
Total number of new cases in previous 7 day period (9th - 15th April): 112,192
Weekly difference: decrease of 17,177 (15%)
Vaccinations carried out in last 24 hours: 520,449
Vaccinations carried out in previous 24 hour period: 220,452
First dose of two dose cycle vaccinations in last 24 hours: 345,586
First dose of two dose cycle vaccinations in previous 24 hours: 163,358
Fully vaccinated (first & second dose or J&J single jab) in last 24 hours: 174,863
Fully vaccinated (first & second dose or J&J single jab) in previous 24 hours: 57,094
Total number of vaccinations carried out: 16,414,981
Total number of people to receive first dose of two dose cycle: 11,240,175
Total number of people fully vaccinated (first & second dose or J&J single jab): 4,829,220
Number of tests carried out for today's figures: 364,804
Previous day number of tests: 350,034
Positivity rate: 4.4%
Yesterday's positivity rate: 3.9%
R number (rate of transmission)
Latest R number as of Friday 16th April: 0.85
Previous R number: 0.92
Deaths in last 24 hours: 360
Deaths on equivalent day last week: 380 (Thursday 15th April)
Colour-Coded Zones with rules for each Region in Italy
The colour-coded zones have been in effect since Monday 1st February. The rules include a nationwide ban on travel between regions and a nationwide curfew between the hours of 22:00 and 05:00, which has now been extended until Tuesday 1st June.
As things stand today, Italy is split into four areas, colour-coded according to the prevalence of the virus in each region.
New road map
From Monday 26th April 2021 a new roadmap will be in place with gradual steps along the way to ease restrictions. From that date, the ban on movement between regions will be lifted for all regions within the yellow zones. The regions that will enter those zones haven't yet been announced but they are expected to be all the regions except for Puglia, Sardinia and Valle d'Aosta while there's a doubt over which zone the regions of Molise, Calabria and Sicily will be in. The decisions on those regions will be confirmed within the next few days.
Curfew between 22:00 and 05:00: will remain in place in all regions from 26th April - 1st June
Restaurants able to serve meals outdoors: from 26th April - 1st June in yellow zones
Restaurants able to serve meals indoors and outdoors: from 1st June in yellow zones
Movement between regions: from 26th April - 1st June in yellow zones only
Movement between regions not in yellow zones: available to holders of a green certificate confirming full vaccination status
Green certificates: available to people who have had both doses of a vaccine or the single shot J&J vaccine, people who have been infected with the virus and recovered or anyone who can provide a negative test taken in the previous 48 hours. The vaccination element of the certification is valid for 6 months after the date the full vaccination status was achieved.
Theatres, cinemas and shows: permitted in yellow zones from 26th April
Outdoor concerts and sporting events: from 1st June with limited numbers
Swimming pools: able to open from 15th May in yellow zones only
Gyms: able to open in yellow zones only from 1st June
Thermal spas and amusement parks: able to open in yellow zones only from 1st July
Exhibitions: permitted from 15th June in yellow zones only
Conventions/conferences: permitted from 1st July in yellow zones only
Colour-Coded Zones from 22nd - 25th April (zones and regions will be updated from 26th April)
Red Zone: Restaurants and bars closed except for takeaways and home deliveries. Non-essential shops closed.
Orange Zone: Shops can open but restaurants and bars must remain closed except for takeaways and home deliveries. Non-essential shops can open.
Friuli Venezia Giulia
South Tyrol Province
Yellow zone: Shops, bars and restaurants can open for outdoor service only. All shops can open. Movement between regions permitted without the need of a green certificate.
No regions currently in the yellow zone
White zone: No restrictions (except for nationwide restrictions detailed above)
No regions currently in the white zone
My name is Dion Protani, founder of Italy Review. The Italy Review blog is designed to provide ideas and inspiration to visit places in Italy you might not have heard about, as well those you have.