Suspected COVID-19 Cases Surge by 83% in Normandy, France
In a worrying development, suspected cases of COVID-19 in the Normandy region of France have increased by a staggering 83% compared to the previous week. This concerning information was revealed by the French Ministry of Health, who reported a 22% overall increase in suspected cases nationwide.
According to local media sources, the number of suspected COVID-19 patients rose from 2,856 during the week of August 28th to September 3rd, to 3,482 during the following week. Notably, this alarming upward trend was observed across all age groups, with a 29% increase in cases among children and a 21% increase among adults.
Since the declaration of an endemic, accurately tracking confirmed cases of COVID-19 has become increasingly challenging in France. As a result, the Ministry of Health introduced a new monitoring system on July 1st. This updated approach involves weekly reporting based on PCR (gene amplification) test results conducted at public and private health centers, emergency room visits related to COVID-19 symptoms, COVID-19-related deaths, and monthly updates on emerging mutations and associated risks.
While the regions of Nouvel Aquitaine and Occitanie have seen stable infection rates, the Normandy region has witnessed a distressing 83% increase in cases. In addition, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes experienced a 48% increase, and Gross Ext saw a 37% rise. Despite these concerning findings, the Ministry of Health assured the public that the operation rate of emergency room visits and dedicated treatment beds for suspected COVID-19 patients remains stable. Currently, less than 1% of emergency room visitors exhibit COVID-19 symptoms, with hospitalization rates standing around 33%.
However, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, struck a more somber tone during an online press conference. He highlighted the increasing number of COVID-19 deaths in the Middle East and Asia, as well as the rise in ICU admissions across Europe. As winter approaches in the Northern Hemisphere, Ghebreyesus stressed the importance of booster shots and COVID-19 tests.
As the situation evolves, it is crucial for authorities to take swift and decisive action to curb the spread of the virus. The rise in suspected cases serves as a stark reminder that COVID-19 remains a significant threat within our communities. Vigilance and adherence to public health guidelines are imperative in these challenging times.
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Suspected COVID-19 cases in Normandy increased by 83% from the previous week
Corona 0 The French Ministry of Health announced on the 6th (local time) that the number of patients suspected of having the new coronavirus infection (Corona 19) has increased by 22% since the previous week.
According to the local media of Western France on the 6th (local time), the French Ministry of Health announced on the same day that the number of suspected corona19 patients increased by 22% between August 28 and September 3, from 2856 the previous week to 3482.
They found that the number of suspected cases had increased in all age groups, with children increasing by 29% and adults by 21% since the previous week.
In France, it has become difficult to accurately count the number of confirmed corona19 cases after the declaration of endemic.
The Ministry of Health publishes the status of the COVID-19 epidemic every week based on the results of PCR (gene amplification) tests carried out in public or private health centers, the number of patients visiting the emergency room with suspected symptoms of COVID-19, and the number of deaths due to COVID-19, and the risk that mutations have emerged etc. are published monthly.
By region, the spread of Nouvel Aquitaine and Occitanie was stable, while the region of St. Tre-Val de Loire shows a downward trend. However, the Corona 19 epidemic has been confirmed throughout France, with the exception of the previous three regions, and in particular, Normandy is known to have increased by 83%. Other provinces Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes increased by 48% and Gross Ext by 37%.
However, the Ministry of Health explained that despite the rapidly increasing epidemic, the operation rate of patients who visit the emergency room or dedicated treatment beds due to suspected symptoms of corona19 is stable. Currently, less than 1% of emergency room visitors present with suspected symptoms of COVID-19, and subsequent hospitalizations are around 33%.
However, contrary to the somewhat positive attitude of the French Ministry of Health, the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in an online press conference that day, “The number of deaths from Corona 19 is increasing in the Middle East and Asia, and Europe The number of patients being admitted to intensive care facilities due to COVID-19 is increasing,” he said.
Secretary General Ghebreyesus pointed out, “As winter approaches in the Northern Hemisphere, the importance of booster shots and corona19 tests grows.”
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