Covid: The lights are green in the Occitanie region

This Tuesday evening, according to the latest figures from the Regional Health Agency, 1,500 hospitalizations are in progress (-111 compared to last Friday) including 105 in intensive care and critical care (-9) and Occitanie deplores 7,714 deaths at the hospital. hospital since the start of the epidemic in March 2020 (+40 in 7 days).

These data show that the lights are green in Occitania and continue to decrease. Whether for new hospital admissions, the number of people hospitalized, people admitted to intensive care or critical care, the incidence rate or the positivity rate, all the indicators continue to decline in Occitania.

11 of the 13 departments in the region have an incidence rate of less than 300 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and the regional average is now 265 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. This is the case in the Pyrénées-Orientales (277 cases per 100,000 inhabitants) but not in the Aude (308 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, a figure however at its lowest since December 1).

In its bi-weekly bulletin, the ARS indicates that “access to the second booster dose of vaccine against Covid-19 was extended at the beginning of April to people aged 60 and over, with or without comorbidity. These people may receive a second booster dose from 6 months after the last booster or a Covid-19 infection”. The ARS also insists on the usefulness of vaccinating pregnant women.

In addition, “wearing a mask remains an effective tool to prevent the transmission of Covid-19, in the same way as other barrier gestures such as regular ventilation of closed places or frequent hand washing”. Keeping the right reflexes will make it possible to “protect the most fragile as well as possible”.

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