Tahiti, March 17, 2022 – In its weekly epidemiological bulletin, the Covid-19 platform reports that for the fourth week in a row, the number of newly confirmed Kovid cases in Polynesia is declining. If the epidemic continues in the Windward Islands and other archipelagos, it is still very high in the Marquesas.
At 437 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, the number of confirmed cases in Polynesia continues to fall by 45% for the fourth week in a row, compared to 738 cases per 100,000 inhabitants last week. As reported by the country’s Kovid-19 platform in its weekly Epidemiological Bulletin, “Public collapse” Culminating in the scale of events “Chute” In the Windward Islands – 267 cases per 100,000 inhabitants – and which “Starting to decline” In other islands. However, the number of confirmed cases continues to rise in Marquesas, rising to 1,681 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Five people are still in hospital, but no one is in intensive care. With a positive case rate of 58.2%, the virus is most prevalent in people under 40 years of age.
This general breakdown is also reflected in the number of shutdowns of seven days or less, which have dropped significantly over the past three weeks, returning to its pre-ohmicron wave level. For schools, absenteeism rates are rising only in Marquesas and Australia “The epidemic is still very active”. Although this continuous decline is an indication of a gradual exit from the epidemic, the bulletin recalls that the figures for the islands are as follows. “Probably due to data feedback difficulties”, Special “From Tuamotu-Gambier, where 16 atolls are currently infected..
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