While the epidemic recovery has been confirmed for a week in France, the latest health situation update from the Brittany Regional Health Agency (ARS) confirms an increase in contamination and the incidence rate in the region at the start of September.
At the hospital, “activity for covid-19 reasons is declining again”, specifies the ARS. But the trend should logically reverse over the next fortnight.
> Contamination on the rise
Brittany has recorded 14,815 new positive cases since August 30. This is 17% more than the number of contaminations recorded during the second half of August.
At the height of the epidemic resumption in mid-July (the 7th wave), nearly 50,000 contaminations were recorded in Brittany in just one week.
> The incidence rate returns to the 200 mark
With an increase of 21% in two weeks, the incidence rate passed the 200 mark and stood this Friday at 213.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. It was 176.2 two weeks ago.
The Breton incidence rate has risen above the national average (183.74), which has also been on the rise for a week.
> The positivity rate continues to drop
The positivity rate for PCR and antigen tests was 23.8% over the past two weeks in Brittany. The indicator is still (very slightly) down. It was 24.9% a fortnight ago, 26.2% in mid-August.
> Hospital indicators not yet impacted
210 hospitalizations for covid reasons are in progress in Brittany, including 11 in intensive care. Figures that continue to decline, despite the epidemic recovery.
“For the time being, this resumption of epidemic activity is not reflected in the hospital”, observes ARS Bretagne. Nothing suprising. Since the start of the epidemic, hospital indicators generally react a week after the resumption of the rise in contamination.
25 patients hospitalized for covid reasons died in two weeks. Since the start of the epidemic, Brittany has deplored 3,177 deaths linked to the virus.
> In the Côtes-d’Armor
2,285 contaminations were recorded in fifteen days in the Côtes d’Armor. The incidence rate is on the rise again. It is now 183.9 cases per 100,000 population, compared to 146.8 two weeks ago. The positivity rate of 20.7% is the lowest in the region.
> In Finistère
Finistère is the only Breton department where the incidence rate continues to decline, despite a marked slowdown. It goes from 206.4 to 192.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in two weeks. 21% of the tests carried out in the department over the past two weeks have turned out to be positive. 3,768 new cases have been recorded.
> In Morbihan
Morbihan’s incidence rate was already on the rise in the second half of August. It continues on this dynamic and now stands at 202.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
3,286 positive cases have been identified by the ARS over the past fortnight, and 24.9% of the tests carried out in the department were positive during this period.
> In Ille-et-Vilaine
It is in Ille-et-Vilaine that the incidence rate experienced its largest increase at the start of September. It thus goes from 162.9 to 253.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
5,476 new cases have been identified in the department in two weeks, and the test positivity rate there is 27.1%.
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