In Brittany, Covid epidemic is on the rise again as monkeypox numbers fall – Ouest-France

In Brittany, Covid epidemic is on the rise again as monkeypox numbers fall – Ouest-France

In Brittany, the Covid-19 epidemic began to increase again from the end of August 2022, the Regional Health Authority (ARS) of Brittany reports this Wednesday, September 21, 2022. Young people under 20 years of age are mainly affected. In this age category, the incidence is 600 cases per 100,000 population, when it is 348 cases per 100,000 population.

To this day, Ille-et-Vilaine remains the most affected department of Brittany, with an incidence of 415 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Also read: Covid19. In Brittany, more than 28,000 new positive cases in seven days

13 new hospitalizations

As of Tuesday, September 20, the epidemic had an impact on hospitalizations, as there were 13 new hospitalizations out of 223 Covid patients and those already hospitalized. However, we still cannot talk about the eighth wave of the epidemic, “rather a reflection”, indicates the ARS recommends a second booster vaccine for frail people. Today, 40% of people aged over 80 and 30% of people aged 60-79 received a second booster dose.

Monkey pox: 37 positive cases in Brittany

In addition, the Regional Health Authority (ARS) announces a decline in Brittany about the epidemic monkeypox, a disease that seems to affect men more severely (especially gay and bisexual men). Since the beginning of the epidemic, 37 positive cases have been identified in the region. “ We are witnessing a decline for the first time”we say ARS, which again supports vaccination.

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