update on the Covid-19 figures

The epidemiological indicators increased slightly over the last seven days in the department of Tarn-et-Garonne. Even though the data remains below the alert threshold of 50 cases, the virus is still present.

At 24 October 2021, the data of Covid Tracker indicate that the incidence rate was 36 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the last seven days. This same rate was 31 cases as of October 14.

The number of positive tests is increasing

The virus continues to decline in the department, but unevenly according to age groups. These are two new age groups that are the most impacted. Children of 0 to 9 years old are more affected. Their incidence rate is 73 cases per 100,000 inhabitants from October 15 to 21 versus 17 from 8 to 14 October.

The second segment most affected by the virus is the 20-29 years with an incidence rate of 61 cases. This age group had 39 from 8 to 14 October. It is also followed by the age group of 10-19 years with 54 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. A slight increase is to be noted compared to last week, with 48 cases recorded from October 8 to 14.

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Another important epidemiological indicator, the positivity rate (this rate corresponds to the number of positive tests over a week compared to the number of tests carried out). A slight increase has been observed since the last figures of the Sunday 17th October. It is now located at 0.9%, compared to 0.7% last week. About 1,087 tests were carried out from October 15 to 21. According to data from Public health France, 13 daily cases on average were recorded over the same period.

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The vaccination campaign continues

The situation is not improving on the side of hospitalizations, hospital tension is on the rise in the department. This Sunday 24 October, 28% of intensive care beds were occupied by Covid-19 patients in Tarn-et-Garonne, against 22% by October 17. But no death is to be deplored in the last seven days.

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Finally, the vaccination rate, i.e. the proportion of people who have received at least one dose of vaccine, is 75.54% in Tarn-et-Garonne. Versus 75,23 % last week. In all, 197,490 people received at least one injection in the department.

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