October 18, 2021

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Health officials described a very alarming situation on the Basque Coast

Health officials described a very alarming situation on the Basque Coast

Incidence rate reached 418 positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants and 11 underwent intensive care

In a press releaseOn Tuesday, August 3, the Regional Health Agency (ARS) announced that the Novel Aquitaine “significant progression” of the Kovid-19 epidemic in the first days of August in the Pyrenees-Atlantics. The incidence rate in the Basque Country reached 418 cases per 100,000 residents. This rate has “more than doubled since the beginning of July in the Pyrenees-Atlantics”.

The example illustrates the “brutal and abrupt fourth wave”, the effect of which was measured by the Center Hospitalier de la Cote Basque. “The number of hospitalizations is increasing every week and the intensive care unit is currently looking after 11 patients”: eight men and three women, one of whom is pregnant. Their average age is only 54 years. “

There are no tourists in the intensive care

Another explanation: 10 out of 11 patients in intensive care were not vaccinated. “The vaccinated man is 78 years old. If it is associated with” summer visitor arrival “,” population mixing and some behavioral relaxation “, health officials claim that all patients in intensive care are residents of the Basque country, not tourists. “

The number of hospitalizations is increasing every week and the intensive care unit is currently looking after 11 patients.

ARS New Aquitaine Describes the situation as “very alarming” and talks about “hospital tensions”. Beyoncపి Hospital has launched its White Plan to mobilize more resources for the treatment of coronavirus patients, with the share of the highly contagious Delta variant increasing.

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Vaccination is encouraged

Vaccine coverage in the department has reached “good rates”, with 61.8% of the population up to date with two injections. But the ARS vaccine encourages increased effort. “It should be noted that most people currently hospitalized in France have not been vaccinated or are inadequate (approximately 85%).”

Many options allow you to make an appointment for the vaccine: online, through the website sante.fr Or by telephone using the national toll free number: 08000 009 110 (6am to 10pm, 7 days a week).

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