Covid-19 in Brittany. The number of contaminations and the incidence rate rise above the alert threshold

    Covid-19 in Brittany. The number of contaminations and the incidence rate rise above the alert threshold

    This Wednesday, January 6, contaminations are still progressing in Brittany. The incidence rate rises and goes above the alert threshold set by the State in three out of four departments. There are thirteen people who died from Covid-19 in 24 hours in Breton hospitals.

    This Wednesday January 6, the region registers 878 additional Covid-19 cases in 24 hours. If this number of cases seems high, it is because as the holidays approach, the number of tests has increased enormously: an increase of more than 60% over the week of December 15 to 21, compared to the previous week .

    The incidence rate is now 58.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants at the regional level (+2.8 in 24 h). This is above the alert threshold set at 50 cases.

    Data on hospital care are on the rise and the number of hospitalized patients remains high, while the number of deaths to be deplored is still increasing.

    The number of clusters in the region stagnates and remains at 67 (without evolution in 24 hours). The clusters are mainly concentrated on the most fragile people such as nursing homes or healthcare establishments.

    59,402: the number of coronavirus cases recorded on January 6

    The count of cases includes data from Public Health France, which includes the results of analyzes (PCR test) carried out by all public laboratories as well as those of all private laboratories.

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    • 27 207 (+392 in 24 hours) case in Ille-et-Vilaine
    • 11 418 (+193 in 24 hours) case in Finistère
    • 11 715 (+185 in 24 hours) case in Morbihan
    • 9 062 (+108 in 24 hours) cases in the Côtes d’Armor

    Incidence rate per 100,000 inhabitants: 58.4 in Brittany

    This rate represents the number of new cases of Covid-19 diagnosed by a PCR test that have occurred over the last 7 days, compared to the number of inhabitants of the department.

    The incidence rate is increasing in the region. It stands at 58.4 or 2.8 points more in 24 hours.

    • 72.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in Ille-et-Vilaine
    • 42.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in Finistère
    • 64.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in Morbihan
    • 50.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the Côtes-d’Armor

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    67 Clusters in Brittany as of Wednesday January 6

    67 (no change) clusters are currently under investigation by ARS Bretagne.

    Here is the breakdown:

    • 8 in the Côtes d’Armor (1 in a professional environment, 3 in a health establishment, 3 in nursing homes and 1 in
      private sphere)
    • 16 in Finistère (1 in a professional environment, 9 in a health establishment, 1 in an establishment for
      disabled people, 4 in nursing homes and 1 in the private sphere)
    • 22 in Ille-et-Vilaine (2 in a professional environment, 10 in a health establishment, 8 in nursing home, 1 in
      school and university and 1 in the private sphere)
    • 21 in Morbihan (2 in a professional environment, 3 in a school and university environment, 8 in an establishment
      health, 4 in nursing homes and 4 in the private sphere).

    Update on the situation in hospitals

    In hospitals in Brittany, theThe number of Covid-19 patients drops very slightly. 539 Covid patients (-4 in 24 h) are taken care of in hospitals.

    There are 43 of them (+3 in 24 hours) in the intensive care units. At the peak, they were 138.

    As of December 30, 3,320 patients have returned home. Some of them continue their home care.

    Maintain the effort for fragile people

    Brittany has 930 people who died from the coronavirus as of January 4.

    Since the start of the pandemic:

    • 749 deaths (+13 in 24 hours) are to be deplored in hospitals in our region, patients aged 35 to 100 years.
    • 181 deaths occurred in Breton nursing homes, due to Covid-19 (figures from the ARS as of December 18).
    • 375 Ehpad reported at least 1 confirmed case by PCR test as of December 30.

    Positivity rate and number of PCR tests in Brittany

    While at the beginning of September, less than 5% of people tested were positive for Covid-19 in Brittany, at the beginning of November the rate was approaching 12.5% ​​for the region and is now falling. It is 2% on December 24.

    If the number of cases, 377, seems high over a 24-hour period, it is because to meet up with their family for the Christmas holidays, the Bretons have come in droves to be tested.

    68,307 PCR tests were carried out from December 15 to 21 in Brittany, an increase of 61.7% compared to the previous week. Since May 4, 2020, 1,206,732 PCR tests have been carried out in the region.

    Over 100 sampling sites in Brittany

    By clicking on the blue point, you get closer to the area of ​​your choice. For each sample site indicated, you will have the address, telephone contact, and opening hours.

    New centers may exist or be set up to fight against the appearance of a new outbreak.

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    On a national level

    The General Directorate of Health, updates an evolution at the national level of the evolution of the coronavirus infection. The graph below compares the presence of confirmed cases in the different French regions, as well as abroad.

    Use the map options to refine the detail – the update may take a little while.

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