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Covid-19 cases skyrocketing again: 5,957 new cases in 2 weeks!

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Covid-19 cases skyrocketing again: 5,957 new cases in 2 weeks!

Covid-19 cases are on the rise again, according to new data, which points to an increase in infections following the easing of sanitary restrictions.

A total of 2,240 people tested positive for the virus in the first week of July, and 3,717 in the second week – a total of 5,957 in two weeks, according to figures released by the Ministry of Health.

That figure is up hundred fold from two weeks prior, before Mauritius lifted sanitary restrictions like compulsory face masks and restrictions on social gatherings.

The uptick comes as the latest technical data suggests that the BA.2 (34%), BA.4 (29%) and BA.5 (26%) — have become dominant in Mauritius and are driving recent increase in infections.

The two variants now make up more than half of new Covid cases in England, accounting for approximately 22% and 39% of cases, respectively.

The three variants now account for about 89% of all COVID-19 cases in Mauritius.

“As prevalence increases, it’s more important than ever that we all remain alert, take precautions, and wear masks, socially distance and avoid crowds. We also need to be up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, which remain our best form of defence against the virus,” Health Director Dr Ashwamed Dinassing told Defi Media.

There are also 103 people hospitalised with severe COVID illness. Three died during the week.

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