September 24, 2021

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The epidemic continues in Martinique with 3,537 new cases a week

The epidemic continues to erupt

According to figures released by ARS today (Tuesday, July 27), the Govt-19 epidemic continues its impressive rise in Martinique this week. Unprecedented rates, far higher than what is known so far.

The Regional Health Agency counts 3,537 new cases from July 19 to 25, 2021 2241 The case is from last week.

All indicators are rising strongly. The positive rate is 16.5% compared to 15% last week. The incidence rate is also increasing with 986 cases per 100,000 population. One more figure compared to last week (625 per 100,000).

Since the start of the vaccination campaign in Martinique, the ARS emphasizes that 52,334 people have a complete immunization schedule (levels 1 and 2) or 16.14% of the population over the age of 12. An uncontrollable number of infections.

24 people in intensive care and 8 new deaths

CHUM, for its part, suffered the full impact of this fourth wave. White Project Induced, the hospital is now in a state of suffocation A saturated intensive care unit. The doctors are thus He publicly called on people for help, By the responsibility of each. This is stated by Prefecture and ARS:

The epidemic has now had a major impact on the health system. This increase has implications for the number of emergencies, hospitalizations, and admissions to intensive care units: CHUM has reached a stage of completion.

This week 8 new deaths are to be reduced, bringing the total number of deaths linked to Govt-19 to 111 since the outbreak began. Today (Tuesday, July 27), 24 people are in intensive care (up from 9 last week), 134 patients were admitted to the hospital due to covit, and 71 last week.

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A new peak has returned to the island, testifying to the evolution of the epidemic in Martinique and Guadeloupe Our map.

In the face of these worrying indicators, Martinique Prefect and the Director General of the ARS are in constant consultation with elected officials and socioeconomic players. New measures to prevent the spread of the disease will be announced in the coming days.