What is the situation in Île-de-France? As the coronavirus epidemic is experiencing an increase of infections in several French regions, the search for clusters goes on to control the spread of covid-19. In Île-de-France - one of the most hit areas in France - the amount of clusters changes daily. In order to follow the situation, every week, the Agence Régionale de Santé - the local health agency - gives us details per department as of the active clusters in the Parisian area.
Since May 11, 2020 the day the containment exit started in France, 143 clusters have been detected. 107 of them are now closed, and 36 are still active, that is to say six times as many in comparison with the previous week.
As of July 29, 2020 are included:
12 active clusters in Paris (75)
7 active clusters in Val d'Oise (95)
5 active clusters in Essonne (91)
4 active clusters in Seine-Saint-Denis (93)
4 active clusters in Val-de-Marne (94)
3 active clusters in Hauts-de-Seine (92)
1 active cluster in Yvelines (78)
0 active cluster in Seine-et-Marne (77)
Furthermore, a massive testing campaign is launched in 32 cities in Ile-de-France in order to find dormant clusters. 20,000 tests have been performed in the region since May 22, 2020 with a positivity rate close to 0.70%.
As for the situation in France:
Coronavirus: 182 clusters investigated in France as of August 3, 2020
As of Monday August 3, 2020, France reports 182 coronavirus clusters currently being investigated, including 4 new ones over 24 hours. Is a second wave hitting France? The amount of new infections is increasing by 26% in comparison with last week.