For several weeks, the coronavirus epidemic stagnated in Occitania.

But in recent days, indicators seem to finally be marking time in the region.

After recording positivity rates above 8% for a long time, the 170,000 tests carried out in the past week have seen a drop in positive cases, to 6.5%.

A trend that is also found in the number of hospitalizations.

The care services welcomed 1,726 people with Covid-19 on Tuesday evening, 64 less than at the end of last week.

And this is also the case in the various intensive care and critical care services of the thirteen departments of Occitanie which still take care of 362 patients in serious situation, sixteen less than a few days ago.

But 54 people died during the same period.

[# Covid19] A downward trend in indicators is finally emerging in #Occitanie.

It is still very progressive: 1,726 people hospitalized this evening, including 362 in critical care.

To promote ↘️📉, do not relax efforts and vigilance.

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- ARS Occitanie (@ARS_OC) May 4, 2021

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“Day by day, the downward trend finally seems to be confirmed for most epidemic indicators in Occitania.

These rather reassuring developments are consistent with the containment measures deployed for four weeks now.

The downward trend is confirmed, but it still calls for caution: in the hospital, activity levels are still very high for our healthcare teams, ”indicates the Regional Health Agency.

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At the same time, vaccination is continuing at a sustained pace, with a third of the regional population having already received a first injection, ie 1.6 million people.


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