Curfew, lockdown, facemask-wearing, and even anticipated closures, faced with the coronavirus epidemic, the Paris area has seen many restrictions over the past year to try and curb the spread of the virus.
Pretty much spared during the second epidemic wave, Île-de-France yet seems to experience the first signs of a third wave. Between the increase in the incidence rate and the ICU bed occupancy rate struggling to lower, the situation seems difficult and leads health professionals to call on for new measures in the area.
Coronavirus in Paris-Île-de-France: faced with the third wave, the ARS calls for new measures
In Île-de-France, things are getting worst and suggest the third wave is coming. As the English variant is spreading in Île-de-France, the regional health agency - Agence Régionale de Santé or ARS - calls for new measures.
English Covid variant: Île-de-France more and more infected
Île-de-France is now officially infected by the English Covid-19 variant: more and more suspicious cases have been identified in the region, worrying the local authorities.
France Covid map, January 14, ICU bed occupancy rate per region
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 Thursday January 14, 2021, 53.7% of ICU beds are taken in France. 100 departments are highly vulnerable. The entire country is still on health emergency and is now placed into early curfew starting 6 p.m.
What new measures are to be expected? So far, departments with an incidence rate (number of Covid-19 for 100,000 inhabitants) beyond 200 are placed in early curfew, starting from 6 p.m. instead of 8 p.m. As of January 12, 2021, the threshold has been exceeded in Val-de-Marne (94) that reaches 209.3, and in Val-d'Oise (95) with an incidence rate of 201.2. Paris is the third Île-de-France department with the highest incidence rate, that reaches 190.5.
The French capital is dangeroulsy close to the fateful threshold. In Paris most measures decreed by the prefecture to fight against the epidemic have also been instated in cities in Paris inner suburbs. The latter might see curfew brought forward to 6 p.m. even though their department has not exceeded the threshold of 200 cases for 100,000 inhabitants.
Covid: incidence rate map by departments in Paris and Île-de-France Thursday January 14, 2021
In France, the second epidemic wave keeps on spreading in many areas. Today, as the country is in the middle of the “second lockdown lifting step” as expected by the executive, the country has been placed into curfew starting from 6 p.m. Health authorities have set the incidence rate per department as a determining criterion to know if measures should be made harder or easier. To make Île-de-France inhabitants’ life easier, here is the incidence rate map by departments in Paris and Île-de-France as of Thursday January 14, 2021, based on data shared by Santé Publique France.
Incidence rate by department as of January 14 in France
This Thursday January 14, 2021 Jean Castex announced nationwide curfew from 6 p.m. for at least two weeks. The incidence rate by department remains an indicator to monitor very closely to know more about the evolution of the epidemic. As a matter of fact, even though departments exceeding the threshold of 200 positive cases for 100,000 inhabitants were first to make new measures to fight against the spread of the epidemic, including implementing extended curfew, brought forward to 6 p.m., the entire country now has to comply with the measure until the situation improves. Here are the incidence rates in each department and new departments likely to go into early curfew as of January 14, 2021.
Yet, this Wednesday January 13, 2021, the government gathered a new defense council in the middle of this crucial week. New measures are to be announced during Prime Minister Jean Castex's brief.
Covid: Castex confirms nationwide curfew from 6 p.m. in mainland France
This Thursday January 14, 2021, Prime Minister jean Castex announced nationwide curfew from 6 p.m. Starting from Saturday January 16, 2021 mainland France will have to comply with this new measure.
Coronavirus: towards a new and local lockdown in France? Areas it might be implemented in
Between the fallout of the Holidays and the spread of more contagious coronavirus variants, the prospect of a third wave once again casts the shadow of a new lockdown in France. But could it be implemented on a local basis? Let us have a look on the cities, departments, and regions it could be implemented in in the event of a new surge of the epidemic.
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