RIVM: Incidence seems to be stabilizing on the islands, Omicron responsible for high numbers

THE HAGUE - The incidence of covid-19 in the islands appears to be slowly stabilizing, but still remains alarmingly high. In the week of January 6 – 12, 3,724 people per 100,000 inhabitants tested positive in Curaçao. Just slightly lower than Aruba and Bonaire. The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) reports this in its weekly report.

The omicron variant has been detected in many samples in Curaçao, Aruba, Bonaire and Sint Maarten in recent weeks and appears to have increased rapidly in the second half of December and is currently causing the majority of infections.

The emergence of this variant probably explains the rapidly increasing incidence, whereby it is noticeable that the number of hospital admissions appears to be lagging for the time being.

Covid-19 was diagnosed in 14,064 people in six Caribbean people. Curaçao reported the most new infections last week with 6,116 new positive test results.

Incidence

Last week, 3,964 people per 100,000 inhabitants in Aruba received a positive test result, on Bonaire 3,759, so 3,724 on Curaçao and 3,135 people per 100,000 inhabitants on Sint Maarten.

 

Last week 81 new positive test results were reported on Saba and the incidence was 4,223 per 100,000 inhabitants. Last week 76 new positive test results were reported on St. Eustatius and the incidence was 2,419 per 100,000 inhabitants.




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