Coronavirus: Update on the situation in Normandy – April 5, 2022

EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SITUATION

The increase in the regional incidence decelerate sharply

As of April 5, Normandy has an incidence rate of 1,744.6 cases per 100 000 inhabitants, that is, an increase of +6.3% in one week (compared to +47.1% last week). Viral circulation, while still increasing, is slowing:

  • Normandy : + 6.3% (SPF incidence rate from 03/27 to 04/02: 1744.6)
  • Calvados : +3.5% (SPF incidence rate from 03/27 to 04/02: 1908)
  • You : + 14.4% (SPF incidence rate from 03/27 to 04/02: 1482.97)
  • Some : +3.5% (SPF incidence rate from 03/27 to 04/02: 1991.2)
  • orne : + 5.5% (SPF incidence rate from 03/27 to 04/02: 1570.9)
  • Seine Maritime : + 6.4% (SPF incidence rate from 03/27 to 04/02: 1721.4)

In this context, the reproduction number (R) drops to 1.17 (compared to 1.38 last week).

LThe total number of conventional hospitalizations linked to COVID is forever growingeven if intensive care stays are declining

As of April 4, 1,500 people with Covid-19 are hospitalized (1,336 last week), including 70 in intensive care (80 at last update). With an average of 38 daily admissions, conventional hospitalizations increased, while intensive care activity decreased slightly: the admission rate remained low, with an average of 1 daily admission. Thanks to the effectiveness of vaccination in reducing severe forms in those vaccinated and to the very good vaccination coverage in the region, the growth rate of hospitalizations remains well below the incidence.

Before going to the emergency room, keep your reflex 15

To limit the overload of emergencies due to inappropriate passages, the ARS Normandie reminds that before going to the emergency room, you must contact 15. The regulatory doctors are in fact available to callers, to allow them to benefit directly from a appropriate doctor. response, ranging from advice to emergency management.

The positivity rate in light increase

Between March 27 and April 4, 158,861 people were tested, of which 57,632 tested positive (54,037 the previous week). The positivity rate has gone up ever so slightly, it is now 36.28% versus 35.5% the week before, a sign of significant circulation.

With the evolution of the health protocol, and to continue to prevent the spread of viruses in general, Let’s maintain the good reflexes acquired throughout the crisis ventilating regularly, washing your hands frequently, using hydroalcoholic gel and isolating yourself at home as soon as symptoms appear or in case of a positive test.

Equallythe use of a mask is still strongly recommended for people at risk of a severe form of Covid-19 and for the people around them.. It also continues to be mandatory in internal transport and in health or care centers (in particular, hospitals, pharmacies or even medical biology laboratories).

In addition, in health and medical-social structures and services, the “health pass” (presentation of proof of vaccination, a negative test or a recovery certificate) continues to be required, to protect fragile people while the virus continues to circulate. . .

VACCINATION

Normandy mobilized for the vaccination and withdrawal campaign

Vaccination continues in Normandy, and in particular in terms of booster vaccination, for which full mobilization is essential to reduce the risk of contracting Covid-19 and developing severe forms such as “long Covid” or hospitalizations, in particular among the most vulnerable.

Until April 3, 7,618,580 injections have been carried out in Normandy since the start of the vaccination campaign, including 2,220,063 reminders.

We must continue with this dynamic so that each eligible person can be protected, both in the vaccination booster and in the vaccination of those who remain to be convinced to receive their first injection. : Getting vaccinated means protecting yourself and others.

Although there is a drop in demand, which is explained by the very good vaccination coverage in the region (with, as of March 20, a rate of first injections of the eligible population over 12 years of 95% and a rate of memory of people eligible for 3 months over 18 years of 89%), ARS Normandy and the prefectures, together with all the actors in the field, in the vaccination center, in the city, in going to, have changed the offer of vaccines gradually suspending activity in the vaccination center, maintaining the possibility of returning the capacities of the centers to their previous level if necessary.

the Vaccination possibilities continue to be numerous with more than 6,000 city professionals (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, midwives, etc.), fully mobilized both in reinforcing vaccination and in vaccinating those who remain to be convinced to receive their first injection, so that every eligible person can be protected. At the same time, consecutive operations continue.

Devices for vaccination of the most fragileespecially for the second reminder

A second booster dose (often referred to as a “fourth dose”) is recommended for people over 80 years of age, EHPAD and USLD residents regardless of age, as well as for people who are immunocompromised.from three months after the last injection (the persons in question have had Covid-19 more than 3 months after their 1is booster vaccination it is not necessary to do this second booster).

The home vaccination campaign for people has been extended to people aged 70 or over who have difficulty moving or who have a disability.. Launched by the prefectures, the Normandy Regional Health and Health Insurance Agency, in partnership with the Regional Union of Professional Health Nurses, allows everyone to contact 0800 730 957 (free call) to organize home vaccination of interested persons.

The importance of vaccination for pregnant women

Pregnant women not vaccinated against Covid-19 are at increased risk of complications related to the disease compared to non-pregnant adult women. Vaccination transmits antibodies to the fetus and thus protects the newborn against the virus. Vaccination of pregnant women is recommended, regardless of the stage of pregnancy. All professionals who care for and accompany women during their pregnancy, obstetrician-gynaecologists, midwives, general practitioners, pharmacists, biologists, can answer their questions and raise awareness about vaccination before and throughout pregnancy monitoring. More information by clicking on this link.

Vaccination of children aged 5 to 11 continues

Vaccination is open to all children from 5 to 11 years old from December 22. Vaccination is possible in establishments for hospitalized children, in vaccination centers or in city clinics. Physicians (general practitioners or specialists, particularly pediatricians), IDEs (state-certified nurses), midwives, and pharmacists can prescribe and administer the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine to children.

Are you the parent of a child between the ages of 5 and 11? Do you have doubts about vaccination?

ARS Normandy organized the Tuesday 1is February 2022 a video conference to provide all the answers to parents about the vaccination of children from 5 to 11 years old.

Professor Alain Fischer, a pediatrician, professor of pediatric immunology and chairman of the National Vaccine Strategy Guidance Council, answered questions from Normans.

To watch the video, go to on the ARS Normandie website.

Learn about vaccination options near you :

www.normandie.ars.sante.fr and www.sante.fr

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