Covid-19: the incidence fee soars by 35% in a single week in Perpignan

Covid-19: the incidence fee soars by 35% in a single week in Perpignan

The eighth wave of Covid is coming to the Catalan nation. The incidence fee is 214 instances per 100,000 inhabitants on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. Up 35% in a single week.

Nothing alarming but, however the indicators verify, as on the nationwide stage, a rebound of the Covid within the Pyrénées-Orientales.

“The incidence fee goes again to 214 instances per 100,000 inhabitants, this Tuesday, September 20″, confirms Hugues Aumaître, head of the infectious and tropical ailments division at Perpignan hospital. “This stays effectively under Haute-Garonne, Ariège or Lozère, the place the rebound has been there for 15 days. However this confirms the nationwide development. The incidence fee climbs by 35% in a single week. within the division. For the second, there is no such thing as a consequence on hospitalizations. It stays to be seen whether or not we’re attacking a wave or a ripple? Inconceivable to make the slightest prognosis”.

The BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron variants stay largely within the majority. “A BA.175 variant additionally appears to seem, which might trigger extra critical instances. The directions stay the identical. We should discover barrier gestures and the sporting of masks, particularly in conditions the place there’s a excessive density of individuals”, provides Hugh Aumaitre. “Additionally it is important to remind immunocompromised folks and people over 60 to get vaccinated. We should always not wait for individuals who had been vaccinated six months in the past. We additionally want individuals who have signs seek the advice of their physician as quickly as attainable. At present now we have medication which make it attainable to keep away from critical types of Covid whether it is detected in a short time”.

The flu is again

“Sporting a masks and respecting barrier gestures are all of the extra important since for a month now now we have been confronted with critical types of influenza which require hospitalizations”, insists the top of SMIT. “With the sporting of the masks and the Covid for two years, now we have seen a lack of immunity on the flu entrance. Right here too, we should due to this fact be vigilant. The vaccination marketing campaign ought to start in mid-October”.

Lastly, it ought to be famous that the instances of monkeypox are in sharp decline within the Pyrénées-Orientales.

(SOURCE: THE INDEPENDENT)

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