Sicily has passed the critical COVID threshold for both ICU occupancy and general ward admissions, the AGENAS health agency said Wednesday.
The ICU occupancy by COVID patients has risen 1% to the 10% threshold, it said.
Non-critical ward occupancy by COVID patients in the southern island region has risen by 2% to 17%, above the 15% threshold set by new parameters that guide changes in COVID risk status.
Sardinia is faring better with ICU occupancy rates down 2% to 9%, AGENAS said.
But ward admissions have risen 1% to 10% in Sardinia, the group said.
ICU rates have risen in another eight regions with Calabria going up 3% to 7% - and ward admissions in the southern regions rising to 14%.
The Tuscan ICU rate has risen 1% to 7%.
Sicily is now thus the only Italian region that risks moving from a white low-risk zone to a yellow moderate risk one.