Like every Friday, the Regional Health Agency (ARS) gives a new update on the coronavirus situation in Occitanie.
This summary report indicates a certain stabilization of indicators of hospital activity: 447 hospitalizations are underway this evening (+2), including 52 cases in intensive care and critical care (-1). So far, 4,607 deaths have been observed in health institutions since the beginning of the epidemic in March 2020 (+1 in 3 days).
In Gard, there are 67 people currently in hospital, including 10 in intensive care. The infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants is dangerously close to the alert threshold set at 50. On Friday evening, according to French public health, it reached 45.6. As a reminder, a week ago it was about 20 and barely over 10 two weeks ago.
This publication emphasizes the very rapid acceleration of the circulation of the delta variable in our region, especially among the younger ones. “It is a warning sign calling for everyone to vaccinate now to protect themselves from this highly contagious alternative. And this call for vaccination in recent days has sparked a very strong new enthusiasm: the day after the presidential election, Tuesday 13 July, 69,000 people were vaccinated in Occitanie, including 25,000 First injection. This new regional record was again slightly exceeded yesterday,” Let ARS know.