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the virus is still actively circulating in the area

#On the occasion of the weekly situation update, the ARS in #New #Aquitaine underlines a #Christmas week marked by a drop in the incidence rate, but if this rate remains well above the alert threshold. The virus is therefore still actively circulating in the region. #Point.

>> #To read also: #Vaccination against #Covid-19 in #France: a “very slow” start, denounces the #Academy of #Medicine

4,200 new cases this week

#In this week 52, the last of the year, the ARS #Nouvelle-Aquitaine therefore indicates that the incidence rate is slightly lower compared to the previous week (decrease of nearly 20%) but the circulation of SARS-CoV -2 is still active in the region. #This decrease is supported by a screening activity which continues to increase (+ 37%) and a clear decrease in the positivity rate. These latter elements may be linked to an influx of asymptomatic people wishing to be tested before the #Christmas holidays to limit the risk of exposure of their family circle. “#This trend should, however, lead us to maintain great vigilance during all the end of year celebrations and beyond” insists the #Regional #Health #Agency. #Over the same period, the number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 declined slightly with around 4,200 new confirmed cases in the region.

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>> #Read also: #Covid-19: three million #French people took a test during #Christmas week

#Incidence and positivity rates continue to decline

#In detail (see full table of figures below), the incidence rate, stabilized around 85 cases per 100,000 inhabitants since the end of #November, recorded a slight decrease in week 52 with 70.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. #This trend is observed in all age groups. #However, the highest rates remain those observed among those aged 75 and over and those aged 15–44, with a rate of 114.0 / 100,000 inhabitants and 86.7 / 100,000 inhabitants respectively. #An increase in the incidence rate among people 65 years and over is however observed in the departments of #Charente, #Charente-Maritime, #Corrèze and #Creuse in week 52.

#Top 5 incidence rates in #Nouvelle-Aquitaine for week 52

(#Per 100,000 inhabitants)

1 – #Lot-et-Garonne (109)
2 – #Deux-Sèvres (102.5)
3 – #Landes (96.8)
4 – #Pyrénées-Atlantiques (93.8)
5 – #Gironde (68,2)

>> #To read also: #Coronavirus: the #Dordogne has the lowest incidence rate in the region

The positivity rate continued to decline, going from 3.3% in week 51 to 1.9% in week 52. #This decrease is observed in all age groups, but less marked in the 75 and more, recording a rate of 4% in week 52 against 4.5% in week 51. #In the other age groups, the positivity rate is now around 2%.

#At the same time, the screening rate has increased sharply with more than 3,600 tests performed per 100,000 inhabitants against 2,644 per 100,000 in week 51.

#Hospitalizations: another 162 people in intensive care

#As of #December 29, 2020, 1,131 people were hospitalized for #Covid-19 in #New #Aquitaine, including 162 in intensive care or intensive care (stability compared to the previous week). The number of new hospitalizations tends to decrease with 363 new hospitalizations in week 52 (against 462 in week 51) while the number of new intensive care admissions has been stable for 5 weeks.

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