While some experts in the coronavirus pandemic fear a third wave after the holidays, this Friday, December 25 in New Aquitaine, the indicators have stabilized even if they remain, for the most part, at levels above the alert thresholds. Santé Publique France insists this Friday on the importance of ensuring barrier gestures, in particular during traditional family gatherings, including if the limit of six people at the table is respected.
Fewer new cases despite increasing detection rate
In week 51 (December 14 to 20), the number of new confirmed cases of Covid-19 stabilized with around 5,100 new confirmed cases in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. The incidence rate has remained stable for four weeks with 85.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. This trend is observed in all age groups. The positivity rate markedly decreased in week 51, with a rate of 3.3% against 4.8% in week 50. This decrease is observed in all age groups. In parallel, the screening rate increased sharply with 2,600 tests performed per 100,000 inhabitants compared to 1,800 per 100,000 in week 50. “In the current situation with significant viral circulation, the sharp increase in tests has consequences for the indicators, in particular the positivity rate which is trending downwards given the significant increase in the number of people tested. The incidence rate takes into account these two indicators (screening rate and positivity rate) “ specifies Public Health France this Friday.
Variable incidence rates depending on the department
A heterogeneity of the incidence rate is observed in the Neo-Aquitaine territory with an incidence rate ranging from 31.7 per 100,000 inhabitants in Charente-Maritime at 150.2 per 100,000 in the Lot-et-Garonne. The incidence rate evolves differently according to the departments, with an increase in week 51 Corrèze (+ 46%) and in Charente-Maritime (+ 43%); and a drop in Creuse (- 24%) and in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques (- 18%).
As of December 23, 2020, 1181 people are hospitalized for Covid-19 in New Aquitaine, including 151 in intensive care or intensive care. The number of new hospitalizations and admissions in intensive care has been relatively stable for four weeks, underlines the Regional Health Agency. Between December 17 and 23, 83 deaths with mention of Covid-19 were recorded via electronic certification (1,627 since the start of the epidemic).
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