Despite the decline in incidence rates, the prevalence of the virus remains active in the region. And the British version continues its progress
Is the spread of coronovirus slowing in New Aquitaine? This is in any case suggesting the regional health agency’s weekly epidemic point this Friday. However, ARS warns against the temptation to soothe blocking gestures. The situation “remains very fragile and the trend can reverse very quickly”.
Decreasing number of cases and incidents
The number of new cases in the region has stabilized to around 7,000 in the last three weeks. The incidence rate reached 106.7 cases per 100,000 residents in 9 weeks (from 1 March to 7 March), a decrease of 13% from 122.7 / 100,000 a week. A trend was observed in all age groups except those under the age of 15, for whom it is constant.
All neo-Aquitaine departments have an incidence rate above the warning threshold (50/100 000) except for the Pyramid Threshold-Atlantic (42.7) which is the one exception with the lowest rate in the country. In the last three weeks, the incidence rate has been stable or decreasing in most departments except for Laut-et-Geron (+ 12%).
For the positivity rate of screening tests, the trend is also below 4.1% (against 4.9% at week 8).
Decrease in hospitalization but increase in glasses
The hospital continues to decline in the region. As of 9 March, 1,160 patients were hospitalized against 1,184 the previous week. Over 70% of them are over 70 years old. About one-third of patients (32.1%) are hospitalized in Gironde.
On the other hand, like national statistics, penetration into intensive care is increasing. 195 people are in intensive care or intensive care units (compared to 190 last week). An upward trend, but which still allows Nouvelle-Aquitaine to welcome 7 patients this week, led to intensive care from Hätes-de-France and PACA.
British version goes ahead
In the tested positive tests, the ratio of the British version increased from 52.6% a week to 62% at 8 weeks. The departments that recorded the highest rates are Gironde (75.8% of positive tests) and Lot-Gate-Gonone (72.2%).
The proportion of so-called South African and Brazilian variants fell to 2.8% from 2.9% last week. Note the special position of Dordog with 16.3% of positive cases, which would be associated with one of these two versions.
More than 445,000 New Aquitanians vaccinated
As of 11 March, the ARS reported that 446,829 people had received at least one dose vaccine (ie 7.4% New Aquitans) and 238,643 people had received two (ie 4% of the regional population). Of those receiving at least one dose, 75% were vaccinated with Pfizer-BioNotech, 22% with AstraZeneca, and only 3% with Modern.
Note that 86.6% of nursing home residents in the area have received at least one dose vaccine.