The coronavirus has been declining at a slower rate over the last week. A shift that could be precipitated by the start of the new school year. The coronavirus outbreak in Réunion does not appear to be over. The drop this week is the smallest in the previous six weeks of data. The start of the new school year is to blame for the surge in everyday illnesses this week.
According to the authorities’ most recent data on Tuesday, May 31, La Réunion was on track to reduce weekly COVID-19 cases to less than 2,000. For the first time in more than six months, the island will have fewer instances than it has in a long time.
COVID-19 cases are on the rise
More than 500 cases of COVID were registered between Friday and Monday, indicating an upsurge in occurrences soon before and at the start of the school year. The pace suddenly fell after a brief surge. Almost 2,000 instances were registered between Saturday, May 28 and Friday, June 3, according to Public Health France data.
The positive rating has dropped marginally and now stands at roughly 17%. Every year, approximately 265 people out of every 100,000 are diagnosed with the condition. Despite rising traffic in most French departments, Réunion continues to outperform the national average.
Current situation of hospitals and future prospects for COVID-19
According to Public Health France data, there has been little progress in critical care or COVID medicine. The coronavirus pandemic in Réunion began with students returning to school. Even if the daily rhythm has minor timing variations, no recovery is not possible.
The island’s health has improved since the beginning of the year, and it is now back to where it was before the last school holiday. Following the launch of the Omicron version during the end-of-year festivities, there was a significant increase in contamination.