Coronavirus in Paris and Île-de-France: the incidence above 100

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Photos by My B. · Published on 12 September 2020 at 12h50 · Updated on 15 September 2020 at 18h55
In Santé Publique France’s report from September 10, 2020, the Parisian area has exceeded the 100 case for 100,000 inhabitants-threshold, that is to say twice as many as the alert threshold. Yet, this trend seems to slow down in all departments, excluding Val d’Oise.

Every week, Santé Publique France shares their epidemiologic report by region based on consolidated data. So, how is the fight against the coronavirus epidemic in Île-de-France like? According to the report from September 10, 2020 gathering data in Week 36 (August 31 to September 6, 2020), here are the conclusions as for the evolution of Covid-19 in the Paris area.

From now on, the Île-de-France region includes 4 departments which incidence rate exceeds 100 cases for 100,000 inhabitants, that is to say twice as many as the alert threshold. Seine-Saint-Denis joins Hauts-de-Seine, Val-de-Marne and Paris. Yet, the progression of the incidence seems to be slightly decreasing all over the region excluding Val d’Oise. The stabilization of the number of tests performed might explain the evolution of the incidence.

Moreover, according to data collected by Santé Publique France, the testing rate remains below 1,500 tests for 100,000 inhabitants and the increase of a period of time to get one’s results shows that laboratories are overwhelmed. As for the positivity rate, it is slightly increasing.

Unlike what the national epidemiologic report says that all age groups are concerned, in Île-de-France people from 20 to 30 years old are the most hit by the coronavirus epidemic. It maintains the risk of contaminating older people (parents, colleagues...) as the virus keeps on spreading. Moreover, the number of active clusters is increasing again and are mainly noticed in professional environments, social and integration accommodations, as well as health facilities. As for school, it represents 5.2% of the clusters currently being investigated.

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