The Covid-19 epidemic in France and the new Omicron variant is gaining ground. In Paris, contamination cases are skyrocketing, hence the highest incidence rate. With 27% of suspected cases related to Omicron, the department is the hardest-hit in France – according to Covid Tracker.
According to Santé Publique, young people aged 20 to 29 are the hardest-hit age group by Omicron. The incidence rate reaches 1,849 cases for 100,000 inhabitants in Paris for this age group. Weaker in 30-39 years-old, it yet remains on a very high level with 1,544 cases for 100,000 inhabitants. Omicron – less dangerous than Delta – is yet more contagious.
Therefore, this new mutation is predominating in the country between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. It is already in Île-de-France, as said by Pr. Arnaud Fontanet. Anne Hidalgo also said “one inhabitant in hundred now has Covid” in Paris. Sarthe and Guadeloupe are also very severely hit by Omicron with 25% of cases.
87.5% of Île-de-France inhabitants are fully vaccinated and ICU occupancy rate is limited to 49% as the number of suspected cases is to increase in January 2022.