This Friday, November 19, epidemic numbers again exceed the limit of 20,000 cases in the country. In Occitania, the health situation is also increasing. The average proportion of positive Covid-19 cases is close to 94 per 100,000 inhabitants.
It’s now official, all metropolitan departments are above the alarm limit set by the government. Not surprisingly, the number of Covid-19 contaminations exceeded the 20,000 mark this Friday, November 19th.
According to the latest figures from Public health France, by name 21,220 new cases by Covid-19 within the last 24 hours. Hospitals registered 563 admissions, and 1,353 people are now receiving critical care, up from 1,333 the day before.
The death toll is now 57.
How is the situation in Occitania?
ARS Occitanie also shared its weekend report. It takes stock of the activity of hospital teams in the region, which so far has 627 admissions pending (+37) including 126 on intensive and critical care (+14) and 5,276 deaths in hospital (+14 in 3 days).
In its press release, the Occitanie Regional Health Agency confirms thatthe situation is getting worse also in the region. As you can see in the table below, no department with an average rate of has been saved 93.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
ARS takes the opportunity to make prevention and recalls that in this “season, which is more conducive to the circulation of viruses, it is important to strengthen all our protective reflexes: the time of vaccination is a priority for everyone and especially for the most vulnerable, who are urged to take advantage of a vaccination booster quickly. “
The French High Health Authority (HAS) recommended on Friday 19 November to offer a booster dose against Covid-19 to the elderly 40 years and over, six months after the primary vaccination.
“Recent studies actually suggest an advantage for this age group,” explains HAS, noting that “the current circulation of SARS-CoV-2 has been accelerating again in the metropolitan area for several weeks.”