Coronavirus: the incidence rate increased by 140% in one week in France

Published by Alexandre G. · Photos by Alexandre G. · Updated on 24 July 2021 at 16h26 · Published on 22 July 2021 at 17h52
With the resurgence of Covid-19 caused by the Delta variant, the fourth wave is hitting the country and make the epidemic indicators skyrocket. Over the past 7 days, the incidence rate moved from 38 to 86 on the domestic level, namely beyond the alert threshold – set to 50. Keep reading to find out more.

Covid-19 incidence rate skyrockets in France. This is what Covidtracker.fr website, exploiting Santé Publique France data to better shine a light on them, shows as of Thursday July 22. Since July 15 – namely a week ago – the incidence rate has been skyrocketing in France, moving from 38 to 86. A 140% increase in one week, taking the incidence rate beyond the alert threshold.

Consequently, the number of coronavirus contaminations skyrockets as well, since it moved beyond the threshold of 5,000 new infections per day. With an average of 7,500 new cases reported every day, over the past 7 days. Therefore, the two alert thresholds set by the government have been both exceeded, the number of daily contaminations as much as the incidence rate (the number of people infected for 100,000 inhabitants in a specific area). Below the threshold, the government considers the epidemic is “under control”.

Yet, not alert as for the hospital indicators. At for the hospital, and resuscitation units, Health Minister Olivier Véran suggested on RTL there were “many unknowns” as for the consequences of the 4th wave in hospitals.

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