Coronavirus: In France, covid cases in people aged 65+ have tripled in six weeks

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Published on 17 October 2020 at 12h38
Every week, Santé Publique France shares an epidemiologic review on the evolution of the coronavirus epidemic throughout the country. As of October 15, 2020, indicators are still increasing and show a likely underestimatioin of the increase in new confirmed cases. The organization says the cases in people aged 65+ have tripled in a matter of 6 weeks.

How does the coronavirus epidemic evolve in France? Every day from the beginning of the health crisis, new data are release to review the evolution of covid-19, including in France. But it often happens that to improve the assessment of the trends, one shall take a step back. Every week, Santé Publique France shares an epidemiologic review summarizing the evolution of the coronavirus epidemic in France with different key data.

Epidemiologic review – October 15, 2020 

One still notices an increase in all indicators, including a sharp increase in the positivity rate that goes from 9.1% to 12.2% and even 22% in people showing symptoms. The number of new contaminations in people aged 65+ has even tripled in six weeks.

Hospitalizations related to Covid are also increasing by 19% in a week. Admissions in ICU have grown by 1.9%. As for the number of deaths, it increased by 12% in comparison with the week before: these are mainly covid-19 hospitalizations, the toll being more stable in nursing homes.

To follow how many clusters there are on the domestic or regional level:

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As of Tuesday December 1, 2020, France reports 3,240 coronavirus clusters currently being investigated. 100 departments in 101 are on high vigilance. The entire country is on health emergency. Mainland France is once again placed on lockdown until December 15, 2020. [Read more]

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How is the cluster situation in Ile-de-France? As of November 19, 2020, the Parisian region totaled 208 active clusters. 958 clusters have been reported in the region since May 8, 2020, including 1,440 in the area including 1,186 since September 2020. To keep on tracking the number of clusters in Île-de-France, keep reading. [Read more]

France includes 78 departments on vulnerable alert and 17 on mild. As for departments oversears, in high vulnerable areas, the epidemic keeps on spreading in Martinique as it is slowing down in Guadeloupe and stabilizing in French Guiana. As for areas on mild vigilance, in Mayotte, the trend is increasing and decreasing in Reunion.

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We keep on monitoring data as for the coronavirus situation in France closely. As of Thursday 27 January 2022, 73.03% of ICU beds are taken in France. [Read more]

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