Incidence rate, Indian variant … Why Nouvelle-Aquitaine is being watched closely

The government issued the warning mid-week. If the decline in Covid-19 and its third wave continues across the Territory, the Southwest’s case will prove to be a little worrying. At the end of May, the contamination began to rise again very slightly, as a result of which the incidence rate rose locally (number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants), warned government spokesman Gabriel Attal. The alert specifically targeted the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region and six departments, including Pyrénées-Atlantiques and Landes, where 31 recorded cases of the Indian variant (Delta) were recently discovered. Where are we today

  • Incidence rate: poor dynamics

“The spread of the virus is relatively stable, but indicators remain high in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Vigilance remains necessary given the gradual reduction in measures and the associated risk of easing that could worsen the situation in week 21 (from May 24th to 30th) the gross incidence rate in Nouvelle-Aquitaine has fallen very slightly, but it remains high, “at 72 compared to 78 a week earlier, warned the ARS Nouvelle-Aquitaine in its latest epidemiological bulletin Published Friday.

“We are not accusing an insane increase, on the contrary, there is no impact on hospital stays, which are still falling,” said ARS Director General Benoît Elleboode during a press conference on Wednesday. “But it’s the dynamic that challenges us.” The observation is still relevant today. The weekly decrease in the incidence rate in Nouvelle-Aquitaine is only 0.6% according to location calculations compared to 17.6% in France Covid tracker, and very often 10 to 15% in other regions. Within the area itself, the incidence rate in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques has risen by a further 20 points to over 100, according to the ARS.

Incidence rate in Nouvelle-Aquitaine and two of the most worrying departments compared to national rate.

Incidence rate in Nouvelle-Aquitaine and two of the most worrying departments compared to national rate.

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  • The Landes: a variant and hospital stays on the rise

In addition to the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, special attention is paid to the Landes department. The Delta variant (also called Indian) – according to the British Minister of Health 40% more transmissible than the Alpha variant (English) – was spotted in 31 positive tests for Covid-19. It could be about 20 more.

Those total of about fifty cases, detected or “estimated,” can be grouped into “fifteen sources of contamination,” particularly family, the ARS explained. They have no connection with the UK or India, which suggests the mutation is already circulating in the department. The weak regional dynamics and a modest increase in cases are ultimately helping to reinvigorate hospital admissions. Monitor.

Hospital admissions in the Landes

Hospital admissions in the Landes

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  • Fortunately, the region is vaccinating, and fast

Good news, however. It’s about vaccinations. By June 4, 2,687,774 Neo-Aquitaine residents had received a vaccine dose (44.8%). This makes it the leading metropolitan region in terms of vaccination coverage for this criterion alone, ahead of Brittany and Normandy (also 44%).

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Vaccination protection in French regions (one dose)

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