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Covid-19: how did Corsica see the epidemic flare up in two weeks?

2021-07-27T06:40:06.338Z

FOCUS - After the Pyrénées-Orientales, it is Corsica's turn to see the epidemic spreading rapidly on its territory. Faced with an incidence rate four times higher at the national level, the prefecture has implemented new restrictions.



While the Augustians are preparing to take the place of the Juillettistes on the white sand beaches bordered by ocher mountains, the Covid-19 epidemic is blazing on the Isle of Beauty.

In one week, the incidence rate climbed to 468 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, nearly three times the figure nationwide.

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Incidence rate in France - July 26, 2021 CovidTracker

It is in the north of the region that the situation deteriorated most quickly with an incidence rate approaching 700. A "

very worrying

"

acceleration

, driven by a summer population multiplied by four and the spread of the variant. delta, who encouraged François Ravier, prefect of Haute-Corse to impose new restrictions.

"

The health situation is deteriorating day by day,

" he said Monday July 26 at a press point.

As of Tuesday, the mask is once again mandatory outdoors in six municipalities of the department: Bastia, Saint-Florent, Calvi, Ile Rousse, Calenzana and Corte.

Gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited on beaches and public spaces from 9 p.m. and finally bars and restaurants will have to close their doors from midnight.

Fear of hospital pressure

Despite a population vaccinated at the scale of 55%, hospitals fear that this increase in contamination will be reflected in hospitals.

"

For a few days now, there have been more and more Covid patients crossing the doors of the hospital

", worried to France Info Doctor André de Carafarelli, head of emergencies in Bastia.

"

We hospitalize a few and some have signs of seriousness

."

In fact, in two weeks, the number of patients admitted has tripled, and people in intensive care have doubled.

Evolution of the number of people in intensive care and admitted to emergencies in Corsica CovidTracker

If the doctor says he is ready to receive more patients, he remains "

very vigilant

", which is more with the multiplication of other accidents in summer. For him, the new measures are "

essential

" both to reduce the circulation of the virus and to limit "

the game of musical chairs to find available beds

".

Source: lefigaro

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