Covid-19: Net rebound of the epidemic in the French part

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Saint-Martin recorded a clear rebound in the Covid-19 epidemic the week of Monday June 27 to Sunday July 3 with 142 people tested positive against 79 from June 20 to 26.

“The epidemic situation deteriorated sharply last week; everyone must be vigilant so that the holidays take place in the best conditions! Respect for barrier gestures must be a minimum for everyone; for the most fragile, vaccination remains the best protection”, emphasize the Regional Health Agency in its latest bulletin.

Note that since July 3 (current week), 47 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded out of 424 analyzes carried out.

As for epidemiological indicators, the figures are not good either. The incidence rate stands at 397,2/100 inhabitants (period from June 000 to July 27), against 3/221 inhabitants the previous week. The weekly positivity rate rose to 100% from 000% in week 13,4.

Otherwise, as of July 5, two patients are being cared for for Covid-19 at the Louis-Constant Fleming hospital center.

In addition, 1111 tests (PCR and antigenic) were carried out during the week of June 27 to July 3.

The test offer on Saint-Martin revolves around the following devices:

• PCR tests, for French or foreign nationals, are carried out by two laboratories:

– BioPôle Antilles (BPA) which offers 2 sampling sites (Hope Estate and Marigot)

– SYNERGIBIO which offers a sampling site in Bellevue (access without appointment, Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 16 p.m., Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)

• Antigenic tests are available from various health professionals in the territory (pharmacies, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, etc.) making it possible to offer a local test offer. _AF

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