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As the region experiences an epidemic, the regional health agency Occitanie welcomes the mobilization around the booster dose of the virus vaccine. Currently, it is welcomed by more than 1.6 million people in the region.

As the region faces an “epidemic outbreak” (the average infection rate in the region is 597), the regional health agency Occitanie, Friday, December 17, welcomes the “typical” nature of the “mobilization in favor of booster vaccination”.

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Currently, at the regional level, 1648,282 people have received their booster dose.

“At the heart of a period of marked epidemiological impact in our hospitals, the efficacy of a vaccine is sometimes called into question. The answer is clear: the vast majority of unvaccinated people occupy nursing beds. Resuscitation in Occitanie,” ARS recalls.

Hospitalizations continue to increase

The regional health agency counted, Friday, December 17, 1,424 hospitalizations in progress (+100 compared to Tuesday; +207 compared to last Friday) including 290 in intensive care and intensive care (+15; +33 since Friday) the past). Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 5,514 hospital deaths (+41 in 3 days).

Over the past seven days, nearly 480,000 tests have been conducted in the region; 7.4% of them are positive on average, determines the ARS.

With regard to vaccination, 80.9% of the area’s population received the first injection.

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