Covid-19: The health situation is deteriorating in Saint-Martin with 126 new cases recorded and one death to be deplored


The latest health bulletin published by the Regional Health Agency (ARS) reports 126 new cases of Covid-19 declared for the period from December 20 to 26, compared to 46 the previous week.

Taking into account the consolidated data from previous weeks, this brings to 4 the number of cumulative cases of coronavirus confirmed in the territory since the start of the health crisis.

Note that since Monday, 74 new cases of Covid-19 have already been recorded out of 505 analyzes carried out, therefore a dynamic in very strong growth (14.6% positivity rate for the time being).

As of December 29, 4 patients were being cared for at the Louis-Constant Fleming hospital center. The death of a 76-year-old woman is to be deplored last week in hospital.

Since the start of the health crisis, 58 residents of Saint Martin and 6 residents of Saint Barthélémy have died as a result of Covid-19.

Strong progression of epidemiological indicators 

In Saint-Martin, the incidence rate is on the rise and stands at 397.2 / 100 inhabitants, against 000 / 128.7 the week before.

The weekly positivity rate is also on the rise, with a rate of 4.1% in week 51, compared to 1.3% in week 50.

In Saint-Barthélemy, the increase in the number of cases is even greater with 224 people tested positive last week and 81 since the start of the week. _AF

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