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:
Coronavirus: 1,829 clusters investigated in France as of October 21, 2020
As of Wednesday October 21, 2020, France reports 1,852 coronavirus clusters currently being investigated, including 139 new ones over 24 hours. 91 departments in 104 are position of vigilance. The entire country is on health emergency. Paris and Île-de-France, as well as 8 cities are on curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Coronavirus in Paris-île-de-France: only 3.6% of cases are related to clusters
How is the cluster situation in Ile-de-France? As of October 15, 2020, the Parisian region totaled 49 extra clusters. 624 clusters have been reported in the region since May 8, 2020, including 157 active clusters. To keep tracking the number of clusters in Île-de-France, keep reading.
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.
France Covid map, October 21: 91 departments on high vigilance, 9 cities under curfew
We keep on monitoring data as for the coronavirus situation in France closely. More and more departments are once again vigilance areas because of the virus being highly active. This Wednesday October 21, 2020, 91 departments are highly vulnerable. The entire country is on health emergency. Paris and Île-de-France, as well as 8 cities are on curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.