Covid-19 in Brittany: 23,000 new cases in two weeks, the incidence rate drops sharply – Bretagne

“The epidemic peak linked to the ninth wave of Covid-19 seems to have now been crossed”, immediately indicates the ARS press release on the epidemic situation linked to Covid-19, this Tuesday, January 3. “Over the past two weeks, health indicators have declined significantly; incidence and positivity rates in particular”.

  • > 23,000 new contaminations in two weeks

  • Since December 20, 23,026 new positive cases have been recorded. As a reminder, during the last two weekly situation updates, ARS Brittany indicated just under 20,000 new cases, but over seven days.

  • > The sharp fall in the incidence rate

  • This is the indicator that has fallen the most. The incidence rate has fallen sharply in the past two weeks. It is 251.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, or 329 points less than on December 20. However, this rate is slightly above the national average, which is 226 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

  • > The positivity rate of tests in decline

  • As of Tuesday January 3, the positivity rate is 26.5% in Brittany, down 6 points from December 20, where the rate was then 32.4%. The virus is circulating less and less in the region.

  • > Hospitalizations remain at a high level

  • If all the indicators are encouraging, that of hospitalizations remains worrying. 476 people are currently hospitalized in the region, only 5 less than two weeks ago. “Hospitalizations for Covid reasons remain very high. Thus, hospitals, also impacted by other winter epidemics, have to deal with a significant increase in activity ”, worries ARS Bretagne.

    In addition, 34 people are currently in intensive care, 1 more than two weeks ago. 3,507 patients have died in Brittany since the start of the epidemic, or 87 more since December 20.

  • > In Finistère

  • 7,556 new cases have been identified in Finistère over the past two weeks. The incidence rate fell below 300 cases per 100,000 inhabitants (299.9 cases), down sharply from December 20 (-343 points). The test positivity rate is 29.1%. Note that Finistère has the highest figures in the region.

  • > In the Côtes-d’Armor

  • 3,845 new cases of Covid have been recorded in the Côtes-d’Armor since December 20, the lowest rate in Brittany. Furthermore, the incidence rate is 245 cases per 100,000 inhabitants (-315 points compared to the last point). The test positivity rate is 25.9%.

  • > In Morbihan

  • In Morbihan, 4,896 new cases have been identified. The incidence rate is 245 cases per 100,000 inhabitants (-285 points), identical to that of Côtes-d’Armor. The test positivity rate is 27.3%.

  • > In Ille-et-Vilaine

  • 6,729 cases were counted in Ille-et-Vilaine, in two weeks. The department also has the lowest incidence rate (220 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, -354 points) and the lowest test positivity rate: 23.9%.

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