With the exception of Vienna, infection rates are declining across the region. However, five departments are still above the alert threshold
Nouvelle-Aquitaine virus circulation decreases. according to Data from Public Health France, dated September 20 and published this Thursday, with an incidence of 46.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants (compared to 51.4 seven days ago), even below the alert threshold (50 per 100,000). A number that has steadily declined since July 27, when, in the midst of summer, there were more than 236 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
Note that among those under the age of 19, this rate is the highest at 73 cases per 100,000, while it is 19 among those over 80.
Five sections above the alert threshold
In the region, if infection rates, with the exception of Vienna, fall in all departments, five of them remain above the alert threshold. This is Vienne, therefore, with 51.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, but also the Pyrenees-Atlantiques (57.7), Lot-et-Garonne (67.8), the Gironde (55, 2) and Haute-Vienne (52.6).
In the other seven, the incidence rates exceeded the vigilance threshold: 22.3 for the Landes, 31.1 for the Dordogne, 25.4 for the Curies, 23.2 for the Cross, 33.3 for the Charentes, 34.6 for the Charente Maritime, 47.8 for the Dux Sevres.
Fewer patients in hospital
It should also be noted that the number of hospitalized patients is decreasing. On Thursday, they were 504 in all Nouvelle-Aquitaine (two under 24 hours), including 90 in intensive care. The number of occupied beds is the largest in the Gironde (149, or seven fewer in 24 hours).
In the current situation, these seven departments will be affected thus The end of the mask in elementary school, announced by government spokesman, Gabriel Attal, as of 4 October.
Regarding vaccination, as of September 16, 79.4% of the population had received at least one dose. In Charente-Maritime we had the highest rate of people vaccinated (84%) and in Dordogne this was the lowest (75.9%)
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