Nationwide weekly incidence continues to increase: 155 per 100,000 residents (11/26/2021-02/12/2021), compared to 125 per 100,000 residents in the previous week. From November 10 to November 23, 2021, the mean Rt calculated on symptom cases was instead equal to 1.20 (range 1.12 – 1.28), above the epidemic threshold but down compared to 1.23 per week. the previous.
Derives from the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Monitoring Week data.
The ICU staffing rate is 7.3%. (Ministry of Health daily survey as of Dec. 2), up from 6.2% last week (Ministry of Health daily survey as of Nov. 25). The employment rate in medical fields at the national level increased to 9.1% (Ministry of Health daily survey as of December 2nd) versus 8.1% (Ministry of Health daily survey as of November 25).
There is a sharp increase in the number of new cases not linked to transmission chains (30966 vs 23,971 the previous week). The proportion of cases detected through contact tracing activity decreased slightly (33% compared to 34% last week). The proportion of cases detected through symptom onset is stable at 45% while the proportion of cases diagnosed through screening activities increases (22% vs. 21%).
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