Covid is back in force in Jura

Kiss, handshakes and hugs probably go back several months in our daily lives, and the coronavirus is still around. It has also returned in recent days.

The situation is not secure

In one week, 116 new positive cases were recorded in Jura. A figure that becomes eloquent when compared to the number of injuries recorded since the lifting of restrictions at the end of March: 344, which represents a quarter of the positive cases for the past two months that appeared between June 6 and 13. “The situation is not at all reassuring, confirms Sophie Cheffrey Schaller, Vice President of Jura Health Service. Since last weekend (note: June 4-5), we feel there has been a shift. But that is just the tip of the iceberg, she says, because people have Get out of the habit of getting tested.”

When covid goes into heat stroke

So there will be more Covid patients at the moment in Jura than the official statistics would like to say. This is why many are hesitant or not considering getting tested when they have a fever, cough, or other cold symptoms. Put it under the influence of heat stroke or temperature changes during the day. “A lot of children are also sick at the moment, but the parents don’t have the reflex to test them,” continues the person also in charge of the canton’s special Covid cell, which has been put on standby. Those who come to the cantonal examination center, which is still active in the Innodel region, are mainly people who have learned that someone they know has tested positive for the virus. How many people are actually infected today? “We are in the process of collecting data from sewage analyzes to get an idea of ​​the spread of the virus,” notes Sophie Chiffrey Schaller.

Since the consortium funds these analyzes, which are performed three times a week in the Jura, the consortium is responsible for collecting and validating the data. And if the results of the largest processing plants in the country were published, then this would not be the case for those of Jura.

Only one person in H-JU due to Covid

This Monday, it was officially announced that 25 new people had contracted the Covid-19 virus in Jura. Four people have been hospitalized, including one in intensive care. However, the director of communications at the Jura Hospital, Olivier Gordat, reported that the person admitted to intensive care had been admitted for another illness and that the other three patients at HJU tested positive for Covid, only one person, not of age, was really hospitalized. because of this. It still appears to be the Omicron variant rolling in the Jura, but its successors, the B-A4 and B-A5, are in the process of being replaced. The number of their cases is increasing in Switzerland, with the number of hospitalizations increasing, but the symptoms are not more significant, the public health service assistant notes. According to Olivier Gordat, there are currently no worrying signs regarding an increase in hospitalizations in H-JU linked to Covid.

canton vigil

At the dawn of the summer holidays and with the resumption of major demonstrations, officials in the cantons were much less calm than they had been a few weeks ago. They are ready to reset the activities of the examination center and the tracking cell as needed. And Health Minister Jack Gerber indicated, last weekend, that the virus is still present, even more than it was in the same period in 2020 and 2021, he said. The rate of positivity among people who go for testing is also much higher. The canton must remain vigil.

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