The number of new patients testing positive for the coronavirus decreases for the 4th consecutive week. 1,021 new cases between September 6 and 12 according to weekly figures published Tuesday, September 14, 2021, by the Regional Health Agency (ARS).
Posted on September 14, 2021 at 5:02 p.m.,
updated September 14, 2021 at 6:06 p.m.
The latest indicators of the deadly coronavirus epidemic in Martinique are encouraging, even if the territory is experiencing an unprecedented disaster (477 deaths between July 13 and September 14, 2021).
According to the weekly update of the ARS, 1021 new cases are recorded between September 6 and 12 against 1,503 last week.
Positivity rate : 7,8% (proportion of positive tests on all analyzes).
Incidence rate : 285 (number of cases over 7 days per 100,000 inhabitants).
315 patients are hospitalized at Pierre Zobda Quitman Hospital and Saint-Paul Clinic, including 100 in critical care.
573 death reported by the CHUM since the start of the epidemic (Center hospitalier Universitaire de Martinique) from September 6 to 12, compared to 527 last week.
The epidemic’s regression continued in the week of September 6, 2021 for the fourth week in a row. “However, the situation remains critical at the hospital level with very high admission (conventional and critical care) and mortality indicators.“, underlines the Regional Health Agency.
Number of people with vaccination schedule complete (1st and 2nd injections): 88,153 (29.4%).
►These indicators encourage the prefect to consider easing the confinement.
Vaccination and compliance with barrier measures
In this context of viral circulation of the Delta variant, (the majority since early August 2021), saturation of the hospital environment and this new school year, the authorities recommend more than ever the vaccination of all eligible people to achieve a sufficient level of immunity. collective.
Vaccination accompanied by other preventive measures (compliance with barrier measures, limitation of risky contacts and respect for isolation in the event of symptoms, confirmed infection or contact with a confirmed case).