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The CHU crisis medical director, Bruno Garg, announced Monday, to AFP, that “the peak of hospitalization cases has passed after the confinement” that was imposed in Guadeloupe to combat the Covid-19 epidemic “, warning that” the virus is still present “.
He warned that “we must now be very attentive to what will happen on September 19, with the end of confinement and the start of the school year, because the virus is still there and the danger is that it will start again.” .
The authorities also stressed, in their Monday update, that “the situation is improving but the stockpile of the virus remains very important as we approach the start of the school year,” which is mainly scheduled away on September 13.
On Monday morning, 68 people — including 59 patients with Covid 19 — were in intensive care, while the province has a total of “98 intensive care beds” and “36 critical care beds,” according to an ARS and county press release. .
Fifteen Covid patients remain hospitalized on Monday “in medical services in Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy,” overwhelmingly “unimmunized or severely immunocompromised,” according to the same source. In addition, “8 to 10 patients” must be evacuated to France on Tuesday.
This drop in hospital pressure, which remains “strong”, follows a drop in the number of infections at the end of August.
After reaching a peak of 1,000 positive cases recorded per day, the archipelago, besieged since early August, now has more than 200 daily cases, with an incidence rate of “432.2/100,000 inhabitants”.
“We must continue along this path, together, to reconnect as quickly as possible to the indicators below alert thresholds,” the ARS and the county emphasized.
The authorities said that 16 new deaths were counted since Friday, in people aged between 36 and 97, and none of them had been vaccinated.
© 2021 AFP
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