The 4th wave started in August seems to decrease day by day. Less contamination, fewer hospitalizations but still deaths, two more for the last 24 hours.
Lower figures in the daily report of the epidemiological point for a week. The 4th covid wave is stalling, this October 13 there are 152 cases out of 1364 declared tests and unfortunately 2 new victims. Since March 2020, 293 people have succumbed to the virus, including 96 since August 9, 2021.
However, hospitalizations are also down, 109 in total including 25 in intensive care. The Cayenne hospital has also closed 8 resuscitation beds, beds that can be rearmed if the need arises.
Will the Janssen vaccine bring the population back to the vaccination centers?
On the vaccination front, we have seen stagnation for weeks; 32% of the population over 12 is vaccinated. Tomorrow the Regional Health Agency will receive 2,000 doses of the Jenssen vaccine, she indicates in her newsletter: these vials will then be distributed to vaccination centers and dispensing pharmacies where liberal health professionals can obtain them. This non-replicating viral vector vaccine offers a technique different from Comirnaty (Pfizer / BioNtech, mRNA). Single dose, it is reserved for people over 55 years old, in accordance with the opinion of the Haute Autorité de santé. It is then recommended that they perform a booster with a messenger RNA vaccine.
It now remains to measure the eagerness or not of a part of the population to go to the vaccination centers to benefit from this vaccine which is poorly distributed in France.