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 – September 10, 2020 (according to data released up to September 6, 2020)
This weekly review states an exponential growth (rapid and non-stop) of the coronavirus epidemic in France, as well as a moderate increase of new hospitalizations and admission sin ICU because of Covid 19.
The virus is now infection all age groups, including young adults, and barrier gestures are less maintained. Even though the number of people tested stabilizes, the positivity rate is increasing.
The increase of new hospitalizations is noticed in all regions in France excluding Grand-Est, and this increase is particularly noticed in the PACA area.
The week before, it was noticed that there was a 4-day lapse of time between the moment symptoms break out and the moment the patient was tested, as the number of clusters was stabilizing.
To follow how many clusters there are on the domestic or regional level:
Coronavirus: 896 clusters investigated in France as of September 17, 2020
As of Thursday September 17, 2020, France reports 896 coronavirus clusters currently being investigated, including 84 new ones over 24 hours. 87 departments in 104 are position of vigilance, and 53 departments have an incidence rate over 50 for 100,000 and are therefore in red area.
Coronavirus in île-de-France: 351 clusters since the end of lockdown, 61 more this week
How is the cluster situation in Ile-de-France? As of September 17, 2020, the Parisian region totaled 61 extra clusters . 351 clusters have been reported in the region since May 8, 2020.
Note: as for the incidence, the vigilance threshold is set at 10 (for 100,000 people) and the alert threshold is around 50.
In week 36 (from August 31 to September 6, 2020), France reports 35 departments which incidence exceeds the vigilance threshold: they are considered as highly vulnerable areas. 7 of them exceeded the 100-case for 100,000 people threshold. The entire Île-de-France region is part of it.
As part of Overseas departments, the epidemic is regressing in French Guiana and Mayotte, but the virus is more active in the Reunion and the West Indies.