Even though seven people died on Reunion as a result of COVID-19 from May 14 to May 20, 2022, the island’s epidemic is still on the decline. The number of reported cases, as well as the incidence rate and the number of patients admitted to intensive care units, continues to decline. However, when prohibitions are lifted, vigilance is still required.

The number of occurrences has significantly dropped

From May 14 to 20, the number of weekly cases was 3,252 compared to 5,383 the previous week, equating to an incidence rate of 380 per 100,000 persons, a 39.5 percent decrease. A positive reduction.

Seven people died in a single week

There was one fewer death this week, with seven patients dying in seven days. One was 45 to 64 years old, one was 65 to 74 years old, and five were over the age of 75.

Six people were either unvaccinated or had an inadequate immunization schedule. The immunized person had comorbidities.

Six people are being treated in intensive care

The decrease in the number of cases is mirrored in hospital service: as of May 24, 5 of the 74 beds installed in Reunion were occupied by COVID patients, compared to 6 previously.

54 beds are occupied by patients with various diseases. As a result, the occupancy rate is at 78%.

Vaccination is gaining popularity

The number of shots administered climbed from May 16 to May 21, with over 3,200 injections administered. Over 2,600 Reunionese received a booster dosage, including approximately 1,000 who received the second booster dose, and approximately 300 patients had their first therapy.

As of May 21, 2022, 72.3 percent of the eligible population (those over the age of five) were enrolled in a vaccination course, accounting for 67.3 percent of the total population, and 70.8 percent of the eligible population had completed their vaccination schedule, accounting for 65.9 percent of the total population.

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