the seventh wave of Covid-19 “is starting to have an impact on the hospital”

“The seventh wave is here and there,” he explained, adding that the incidence rate in the territory is currently 1,100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Figures “exponential from week to week”, due to the appearance of new sub-variants of Omicron, BA.4 and BA.5, “particularly contagious despite acquired immunity”.

36 hospitalized patients

“Given the number of patients, this is starting to have an impact on the hospital”, underlined Marc Maigné. This Thursday, July 7, 36 patients were hospitalized in La Rochelle due to Covid-19, and three people were in the intensive care unit, “while there were zero on Tuesday”.

“Waiting for instructions from the ARS [Agence régionale de santé] and the prefect”, the elected representatives of the Agglo recommend respecting barrier gestures, “avoiding all contact and wearing a mask”. “The risk is accelerating this summer,” warned Marc Maigné.

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