The evolution of the virus is worrying in the Landes. Prefect Cécile Bigot-Dekeyzer announces the classification of the Landes in “high vulnerability”. Not yet in the red zone.
The Landes are not spared by the rapid spread of the virus. At the beginning of August, there were five cases per day in the department, while there are 60 currently. evening ten times more in a few weeks. And the threshold of 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants is now exceeded with 64 cases which automatically classifies the Landes in a high vulnerability zone. The positivity rate during the tests carried out is 5.3%, which is above the national average of 3%. .
All age groups are concerned with a significant increase in those over 75, the age group described as vulnerable since the appearance of the virus.
For the time being, there are few hospitalizations and no one in intensive care.
The entire department is affected by the spread of the virus.
Epidemic outbreaks, also called clusters, are identified in schools, nurseries, CADA (reception of foreigners) EHPAD and hospital center.
In response to the greater presence of the virus in the department, the prefect issued a decree extending wearing a mask from Wednesday September 16. , especially in schools and places of activities.
The Landes sports world and the organizers of the bullfight in Dax at the end of the month are suspended from the evolution of the virus.
The situation is tense in different departments: “The virus is running faster and faster in some departments, which is leading the government to tighten the rules a bit,” said Emmanuel Macron.
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