Covid-19: 28 new active cases registered in the French part and one death to be deplored


The last health bulletin from Monday 19 to Sunday 25 October reports 28 new cases identified in French. This brings to 68 active cases currently registered on the territory (French side) and 566 the number of cumulative cases of coronavirus confirmed by PCR test since the start of the epidemic.

The Louis-Constant Fleming hospital remains very mobilized for the management of the crisis, even if the hospital activity was limited compared to the peaks of the past weeks. The number of hospitalizations in medicine is volatile but has risen to reach 6 people in the Covid-19 unit in week 43.

As of October 26, only 2 patients were present. A medical evacuation was carried out in week 43, to the CHU of Guadeloupe. A death is to be deplored, that of a man who had been transferred last week to the CHU of Guadeloupe.

In Saint-Martin: 224 additional tests were carried out in the laboratory and at the hospital, with a total number of 6072 tests recorded.

The drive is operational at the Louis Constant Fleming hospital in Saint-Martin, (from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.) with a capacity of 50 samples / day.


A still sensitive situation

The level of viral circulation seems to be maintained in Saint-Martin. The situation remains sensitive, however, the level of vulnerability still corresponding to a so-called “high” vulnerability.

We must strengthen the early detection of positive cases, continue contact tracing, enforce isolation when necessary to avoid the installation of transmission chains and the development of sources of contamination.

The virus is transmitted very often in the private sphere (family events) or the professional sphere (at your workplace).

Our seniors are particularly affected by severe forms of the disease. Let us all be particularly vigilant when we visit them, whether at their home, or in EHPADs.

The fragile people, often carriers of chronic diseases, must imperatively protect themselves thanks to the gestures barriers but also by refusing the physical contacts (hugs, braces…). In the event of symptoms, these people are invited to contact their doctor at the first signs.

Mistrust for the holidays of All Saints and Halloween

The ARS vigilantly monitors the indicators set up for the monitoring of deconfinement:

- The incidence rate which measures the number of people positive for Covid-19 per 100 inhabitants over a period of one week. Two thresholds are set, a vigilance threshold of 000/10 100 inhabitants and an alert threshold of 000/50 100 inhabitants. A high incidence rate reflects the development of clusters or active viral circulation.

- The positivity rate which measures the number of people positive for Covid-19 / the number of tests carried out over a week. Two thresholds are set, a vigilance threshold at 5% and an alert threshold at 10%.

In Saint-Martin, the incidence rate fell from 103,51 / 100 inhabitants to 000 / 78,33. It is still above the alert threshold.

The positivity rate over the past week stabilizes compared to last week: it is 12,50% (12,01% last week).

Thus, these two indicators are evolving favorably but should not prevent the maintenance of the vigilance of each one because they remain largely above the thresholds of alert.

Very special attention must be paid over the next few days. The Halloween and All Saints' Day celebrations are conducive to gatherings of people.

The Prefecture reminds that groups of more than 6 people are not allowed in public spaces. These measures are intended to limit the risks of Covid-19 contamination and facilitate the search for contact cases.

Social distancing and barrier gestures should continue to be applied.

If contamination is suspected, with or without symptoms, it is imperative not to go to your doctor's office. He must first be reached by telephone. _AF

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