Coronavirus: the proportion of variants is growing stable in France

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Photos by My B. · Published on 26 April 2021 at 14h20
In an epidemiologic report as of April 23, 2021, Santé Publique France reveals the proportion of preoccupying coronavirus variants – including South African and Brazilian variants – is growing stable.

Is the health situation improving in France? News have been encouraging over the past couple of days: between the decline of the incidence rate and the stabilization of patients hospitalized, the coronavirus epidemic is slowly withdrawing. Although this decrease is being confirmed, indicators yet remain high and the overall balance fragile.

And what about variants? When replacing the so-called historic strain, these more transmissible forms of coronavirus led to a third epidemic wave. Limiting the spread of these more worrying variants has become a new issue on a global scale.

In an epidemiologic report as of April 23, 2021, Santé Publique France speaks about a stabilization of the proportion of preoccupying coronavirus variant suspicions compared with the week before. According to consolidated data for the week (April 12-18), the UK variant (20l/501Y.V1) is – unsurprisingly – predominant and represents 82.3% of positive RT-PCR tests. As for the South-African (20H/501Y.V2) and Brazilian variants (20J/501Y.V3) their share grows stable to 4.2%. But some scientists are already worried about the soon arrival of the Indian variant in France.

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