Covid-19: Sharp increase in the number of new cases in Saint-Barth

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For the week of July 12 to 18, the Regional Health Agency counted 5 cases of Covid-19 in Saint-Barthélemy, i.e. a positivity rate of 0,6%. A few days later, on July 23, the situation deteriorated sharply: 102 positive Covid-19 tests were identified in the territory.

The positivity rate (unbound) thus stands at 7,7%, with 1 tests carried out since the beginning of the week.

Two new clusters have been declared since the beginning of the week; we find them in festive and professional environments. The acceleration of circulation and transmission will put a strain on our health system in the short term. We must therefore slow down, as much as possible, the progression of the virus and break the chains of contamination, by strengthening our collective vigilance, particularly by scrupulously observing the barrier gestures. More generally, it is advisable to be tested at the slightest sign. The screening center run by the French Red Cross, located in Saint-Jean, is open from Monday to Saturday (included). Pharmacies in the area also offer antigenic tests.

Finally, vaccination remains our best weapon against the epidemic; Contact the Medico-Social Center, the Hospital Center or pharmacies and your doctor to access vaccines. The virus does not take a vacation, stay alert!

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