The epidemic continues to explode in Martinique with 3,537 new cases in one week

The epidemic continues to explode in Martinique with 3,537 new cases in one week

The epidemic continues to explode

The Covid-19 pandemic continues its impressive rise in Martinique this week, according to figures released by ARS today (Tuesday, July 27). Unprecedented rates, much higher than any known rates so far.

The regional health agency counted 3,537 new cases from July 19 to 25, 2021, against 2241 last week’s status.

All indicators are also increasing strongly. The positivity rate was 16.5% versus 15% last week. The infection rate is also rising, reaching 986 cases per 100,000 residents. This number is still high compared to last week (625 per 100,000).

The ARS asserts that since the start of the vaccination campaign in Martinique, 52,334 people have had a full vaccination schedule (1st and 2nd doses), or 16.14% of the population over 12 years of age. Too low a number to curb the epidemic.

24 people in intensive care and 8 new deathsات

The CHUM party, for its part, suffered the brunt of this fourth wave. white plan The hospital is now suffocating, with Saturated intensive care unit. And so the doctors Publicly asking for help from the population, the responsibility of each one. This was also stated by the county and the ARS:

The outbreak is now real and has a major impact on the health system. This increase has implications for the number of emergency admissions, hospitalizations and intensive care units: CHUM has reached saturation level.

There are 8 new deaths worthy of booing this week, bringing the total number of deaths related to the COVID-19 virus since the beginning of the pandemic to 111. Today (Tuesday, July 27), 24 people are in intensive care (versus 9 last week), and 134 patients are hospitalized Due to Covid, compared to 71 last week.

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So a new peak was reached again on the island, as evidenced by the development of the epidemic in Martinique and Guadeloupe, briefly in Our graph.

In the face of these alarming indications, the Governor of Martinique and the Director General of the Association for Reconstruction and Development are continuing consultations with elected officials and socio-economic players. New measures will be announced in the coming days to limit the spread of the epidemic.

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