[Covid -19 / Health bulletin from July 12 to 18, 2021]
A decline that is marking time, in favor of stabilizing the situation for 3 weeks. This high plateau must call for the greatest caution, given the tense situation in mainland France and in the other French territories of the Caribbean.
For the week of July 12 to 18, 2021 (week 28, data stopped on July 18), there are 51 new cases in the territory of Saint-Martin, a stable figure this week again since 53 new cases were identified in week 27, knowing that the number of tests remained at a high level with 2,615 tests carried out during the week. At the same time, 47 new positive cases were recorded by Public Health France (SPF) 1. Taking into account the consolidated data from the previous weeks, this brings to 2,481 the number of cumulative cases of coronavirus confirmed in the territory (SI-DEP SPF data).
It should be noted that since 07/19/2021 (current week 29), 12 new cases of COVID have been recorded out of 457 analyzes carried out.
For week 28 (data stopped on July 18), there are 5 new cases in the territory of Saint-Barthélemy, 8 new positive cases are recorded by SPF in parallel. This brings the number of cumulative confirmed coronavirus cases to 989 (SI-DEP SPF data).
Since 07/19/2021 (current week 29), 12 new cases of COVID have been recorded out of 203 analyzes carried out, seeming to show a sharp increase in the circulation of the virus in this territory.
Hospitalized and deceased
The CH Louis-Constant Fleming and the CH de Bruyn remain very committed to the management of the crisis. As of July 19, 6 confirmed COVID patients are hospitalized at the LCF hospital (knowing that they were still 9 on July 18). 2 EVASAN were carried out last week and one was done on the 19th.
Over week 28, there were no new deaths.
Monitoring of indicators
The ARS vigilantly monitors the indicators set up for the monitoring of deconfinement:
-The incidence rate which measures the number of people positive for Covid-19 per 100,000 inhabitants over a period of one week. Two thresholds are set, a vigilance threshold of 10/100 000 inhabitants and an alert threshold of 50/100 000 inhabitants. A high incidence rate reflects the development of clusters or active viral circulation.
-The positivity rate which measures the number of people positive for Covid-19 / the number of tests carried out over a week. Two thresholds are set, a vigilance threshold of 5% and an alert threshold of 10%.
Epidemiological indicators are stable this week, but vigilance is still required to avoid a further deterioration of the health situation. Indeed, the situation remains fragile and can change very quickly. According to SI-DEP ARS data, the incidence rate, down slightly this week, is still above the alert threshold, standing at 142.7 / 100,000 this week 28 against 148.3 / 100,000 in week 27 .
According to SI-DEP SPF data, the weekly incidence rate is also down slightly; it stands at 133.02 / 100,000 inhabitants in week 28, compared to 144.34 / 100,000 in week 27.
According to SI-DEP ARS data, the weekly positivity rate is up slightly, below the vigilance threshold again this week, with a rate of 2% in week 28 (vs 1.8% in week 27).
According to SPF data, the positivity rate is also slightly higher, with a rate of 3.35%, compared to 3.27% week 27.
The indicators, although stabilized, remain worrying this week again. The situation demands our full vigilance. We must therefore continue the efforts made daily while respecting barrier gestures!
Equally important is understanding the value of getting vaccinated in order to prevent the spread of the disease in its most severe forms. Fragile people, of all ages, often carriers of chronic diseases, must take particular care to protect themselves through barrier gestures but also by limiting physical contact (hugs, hugs, etc.). In the event of symptoms, these people are invited to contact their doctor at the first signs. Don’t wait until you have serious signs!
As of July 13, a cluster is registered in the territory.
• The incidence rate is up this week to 51.1 / 100,000 inhabitants, according to data from SI-DEP ARS (vs. 10.2 / 100,000 in week 27). If we consider all the residents of Saint-Barthélemy entered in SI-DEP (SPF data), the weekly incidence rate, of 80.31 / 100,000 inhabitants, is increasing compared to week 27 (50.2 / 100 000). • The positivity rate is up this week, to 0.6%, it remains below the vigilance threshold according to the SI-DEP ARS data (vs. 0.1% in week 27). If we cons
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