The essentials A week ago, government spokesman Gabriel Attal pointed out “warning signs” of an epidemiological resumption in several departments of Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Occitania. La Dépêche du Midi takes stock of the development of the health situation.
Are the “warning signs” mentioned by the government spokeswoman last week in the southwest already a thing of the past? Gabriel Attel was concerned about a resumption of virus circulation in certain departments of Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Occitanie, with an incidence rate of over 130 cases per 100,000 in places, particularly in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques: one of the most important rates in the country.
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The Landes department was also very worried: On June 2, the regional health authority of Nouvelle-Aquitaine confirmed that a family in the Dax metropolitan area had been infected with the Delta variant of Covid-19. About thirty cases were added to the balance sheet on Friday June 4th. Based on estimates, the ARS had added about twenty more cases to its balance sheet.
Significant improvement in the health situation
In the southwest, the health situation seems to have stabilized in the meantime. According to the latest data from Public Health France, the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques recorded an incidence rate of 76.4 cases per 100,000 population on June 6, a decrease of more than 6% in two weeks. The same applies to the Landes, where the incidence rate peaks on the same day at 54 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. (a 48% decrease in one week).
In Occitania, the health of the Gers, who saw their incidence rate soar, improved last week: the incidence rate is now 54 cases per 100,000 population (a 7% decrease in one week). In Tarn-et-Garonne, the incidence rate decreased by 42% in one week (55.6 cases per 100,000 population).
To cope with this boom, the Nouvelle-Aquitaine regional health authority decided on the 7th. In France, only four departments exceed the threshold of 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants: Loire (115.1), Côte-d’Or (105.3), Val-d’Oise (101.8) and Seine Saint-Denis (101.8).