Exactly 5,999 positive cases for Covid-19. this is the number of patients registered in the region since November 19, according to the latest point of health situation from the Regional Health Agency, published this Friday, November 26.

On Friday, November 19, the ARS announced an incidence rate of 109.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. A week later, it is 161.6, three times the alert threshold. However, it remains well below the national average, and its 212.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

In the region, 310 Covid patients are hospitalized, including 40 in intensive care. Twelve people have died from the virus in hospitals in Brittany this week.

“The incidence rate has quadrupled in one month, explains the director of the ARS, Stéphane Mulliez, on France 3 Bretagne. We expected a little, in winter it is colder, we are more at inside in enclosed spaces “. Not to mention the arrival of the new variant, the Omicron variant, which presents a “high to very high” risk for Europe, given the possibility that current vaccines do not protect against this variant, and the fact that it could be more contagious.

Stéphane Mulliez again urged the 3rd dose: “We have confidence in the great mobilization of Bretons in relation to vaccination. Brittany remains the best region in France in terms of vaccination coverage, with 96% of people who are vaccinated” .

The ARS is organizing the offer in vaccination centers in Brittany, so that everyone can make appointments by January 15 when the vaccination booster will be applied, for the 18 / 64 years old. For the moment, in the Côtes d’Armor for example, it is very difficult to make an appointment. On the Doctolib site, the first meetings offered in the Lannion, Saint-Brieuc or Guingamp sectors are scheduled for January 2022.

Vaccination is scheduled in vaccination centers, pharmacies, treating doctors and private nurses. 40% is done in the city.

Ref: https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr