Covid-19: a catastrophic situation overseas and very tense in the south of France


DECRYPTION – Less than 18% of Martinique and Guadeloupe are fully vaccinated, against 56% of the entire French population.

“The health crisis is not behind us”, repeated this Wednesday, August 11, the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron. It is clear that reading the epidemic indicators proves him right. The rate of contamination has certainly slowed since the beginning of August after a meteoric trajectory in July, but hospitalizations and intensive care admissions are still on the rise. The situation is catastrophic in the West Indies, with an incidence rate of 1,855 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in Guadeloupe (calculated over seven rolling days). Hospitals have exploded their reception capacity since the occupancy rate of intensive care services is 174% in Guadeloupe and 230% in Martinique. The trend is not as worrying in mainland France, but the increase in hospitalizations has led the government to declare a white plan in Corsica, PACA, Occitanie and New Aquitaine. This device makes it possible to unlock additional resources,

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