Coronavirus: situation update in Normandy – July 20, 2022

EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SITUATION

Decreasing regional incidence

As of July 19, the regional incidence in Normandy stood at 843.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, down 24.5% compared to the previous update. This is the first decline seen on a weekly basis.
from the situation point of 1uh June. Only Calvados now has a rate of more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

  • Normandy : – 24.5% (SPF incidence rate from 07/13 to 07/19: 843.6)
  • Calvados : – 10.8% (SPF incidence rate from 07/13 to 07/19: 1,025.6)
  • Eure : – 30.2% (SPF incidence rate from 07/13 to 07/19: 801.5)
  • Sleeve : – 27.7% (SPF incidence rate from 07/13 to 07/19: 785.9)
  • adorns : – 23.9% (SPF incidence rate from 07/13 to 07/19: 776.3)
  • Seine-Maritime : – 28.4% (SPF incidence rate from 07/13 to 07/19: 799.8)

The reproduction number (R) again falls below the threshold of 1 to reach 0.86.

In this persistent context of strong viral circulation, respect for barrier gestures is essential to protect yourself and protect others.

Vaccination, including the second booster dose or 4th recommended dose for people most at risk of severe disease (see below), and respect for barrier gestures remain essential to protect ourselves, protect others and protect our health system as a whole.

Wearing a mask is highly recommended and necessary in situations of great promiscuity, in closed and poorly ventilated places, such as public transport, and in particular in the presence of fragile people. It is also recommended for the most vulnerable people.

Wearing a mask remains compulsory in health and medico-social establishments, in the same way as the health pass (presentation of proof of vaccination, negative test or certificate of recovery).

As a reminder, some people at high risk of developing a serious form of Covid-19 can receive FFP2 masks free of charge, on medical prescription.

To continue to prevent the spread of viruses, keep the good reflexes acquired throughout the crisis by ventilating regularly, by washing your hands often, by using hydroalcoholic gel.

In the slightest doubt, or in the event of symptomstest ourselves and isolate yourself immediately if the test is positive.

Hospitalizations still on the rise

As of July 18, 1,281 people with Covid-19 are hospitalized (1,113 last week), including 45 in intensive care (44 at the last update). The pressure on conventional hospitalizations is increasing, with around 27 admissions per day (compared to 21 last week).

The second booster dose is therefore more than ever recommended for people most at risk of developing a severe form of the disease to boost immunity and guarantee the highest level of protection against Covid-19.

Need care? Before going to the emergency room, I adopt the right reflexes!

For several months, the ARS Normandie has been reminding that in order to limit the overload of emergencies by passages
inappropriate, you must contact 15 before going to the emergency room. Regulating physicians are available to callers to provide them with the direct benefit of an appropriate medical response, ranging from advice to management
emergency.

Because everyone has a part of the solution to preserve the ability of emergency services to respond to vital emergencies, ARS Normandy, and its partners, the Hospital Federation of France Normandy, the Regional Union of Liberal Doctors, France Assos Health and the Regional Conference on Health and Autonomy are launching an information and awareness campaign aimed at the general public on the proper use of emergencies.

The first reflex should lead to contacting your attending physician. If he cannot be reached, if the patient does not have one or if those close to him consider the situation to be particularly worrying, he must immediately contact the SAMU-Centre 15 or the Care Access Service (SAS), in dialing 15.

A communication campaign is deployed at the regional level: to discover it, click here.

And in the face of heat waves, don’t wait to feel the first effects (headaches, cramps, nausea), here are some simple tips to protect yourself! To be found on the ARS Normandie website, by clicking here.

The positivity rate up slightly

Between July 10 and July 16, 72,609 people were tested, of which 27,899 gave a positive result (36,726 last point). The positivity rate increased slightly to 38.42% against 38.09% the previous week.

VACCINATION

Normandy still mobilized for vaccination and the recall campaign

The vaccination campaign continues in Normandy, and in particular in terms of booster vaccination, for which total mobilization is essential to reduce the risk of catching Covid-19 and developing serious forms such as “long Covid” or hospitalizations , especially among the most vulnerable.

As of July 17, since the launch of the vaccination campaign, 7,833,387 injections have been carried out on the Normandy population, including 2,398,202 booster doses (cumulative): mobilization must be continued, in particular for the second booster dose.

The possibilities of vaccination are numerous, especially with city professionals. (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, midwives, etc.), supplied so that each person can be protected.

The second booster dose (or 4th dose) is immediately accessible to all people aged 60 and over

Over the months, the effectiveness of vaccines decreases slightly as long as the organism is not stimulated by the encounter with the virus.

A second booster dose is therefore recommended for:

  • People aged 80 and over, residents of nursing homes and USLDs regardless of their age, as well as for immunocompromised people, from three months after the last injection;
  • People aged 60 to 79, with or without comorbidity, from 6 months after the first booster injection.

These people have a natural drop in their protection and they are advised to complete their vaccination schedule immediately and without delay with a messenger RNA vaccine.

Devices for the vaccination of the most fragile

The home vaccination campaign for people is open to people with mobility difficulties aged 70 and over or with disabilities.. Launched by the prefectures, the Normandy Regional Health Agency and Health Insurance, in partnership with the Regional Union of Nurses’ Health Professions, it allows everyone to contact 0800 730 957 (free call) to organize the home vaccination of the people concerned.

The importance of vaccination for pregnant women

Pregnant women not vaccinated against Covid-19 have an 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 the professionals who care for and support women throughout their pregnancy, gynecologists-obstetricians, midwives, general practitioners, pharmacists, biologists, can answer their questions and make them aware of vaccination before and throughout throughout the pregnancy follow-up. More information by clicking on this link.

Vaccination of children aged 5-11 continues

Vaccination has been open to all children aged 5 to 11 since December 22. Vaccination is possible in establishments for hospitalized children, in vaccination centers or in town surgeries. Doctors (general practitioners or specialists, in particular paediatricians), IDEs (state-certified nurses), midwives and pharmacists can prescribe and administer the pediatric vaccine against Covid-19 to children.

Find out about vaccination options near you :

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

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