Covid-19. Sarthe: hospitalizations and circulation of the virus are on the rise

While the wearing of a mask is now generalized throughout its territory, the department of Sarthe sees its incidence rate start to rise again after a slight drop, interviewed on Friday, April 9, 2021.

According to the latest bulletin from the Pays de la Loire Regional Agency, it stands at 396.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants as of Tuesday, April 13, 2021, against 360.6 four days ago. Sarthe therefore remains the Loire department where the incidence rate is the highest.

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An indicator also on the rise at Le Mans. Pointed to 360 last Friday, it now reaches 419 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the city of Sarth. In the Pays de la Loire, it goes from 268.5 to 270.6, according to the latest ARS bulletin.

The trend is the same if we focus on the situation of people aged 65 and over. Fixed at 228.9 on Friday, the incidence rate relating to this population rose to 255.5 in the Sarthe, and 207 in Le Mans, against 172 four days ago.

The positivity rate, which also makes it possible to follow the evolution of the epidemic, now stands at 7.8% in Sarthe (against 8.4% on Friday) and 6% at Le Mans, while it was 7 , 8% Friday.

1,712 more positive cases in Sarthe

In total, since May 13, 2020, the Sarthe department has identified 34,890 positive cases for Covid-19. A figure up by 1,712 units compared to Friday, April 9, and which amounts to 206,570 throughout the Pays de la Loire, or 7,536 more in four days (199,034).

As for the British variants, they represent 82.7% of the cases detected as positive in Sarthe.

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194 Covid-19 patients hospitalized in Sarthe

Pointed to 177 last Friday, the number of patients infected with the virus and treated in hospitals in the department reached 194. 19 of them are taken care of in the intensive care unit of the hospital center of Le Mans, against 16 there are four days. The occupancy rate of intensive care beds reached 80%, while it is estimated at 46% at the Pays de la Loire scale.

A region in which the number of people hospitalized is increasing. They are 933 against 897 Friday, and 143 in intensive care.

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Four deaths in Sarthe hospitals

Since Friday, April 9, 2021, 26 people sick with Covid-19 hospitalized in the Pays de la Loire have died, including 4 in the department of Sarthe. A total which brings to 504 the number of victims in the Sarthe territory since the start of the pandemic.

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The vaccination campaign continues

In this context, the number of people vaccinated against Covid-19 continues to increase. One week before the opening of a vaccine park in Le Mans, on April 20, 2021, the number of Sarthois having received two injections stands at 25,014, against 24,462 last Friday.

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