A British study published this Saturday in The Lancet Infectious Diseases states people infected by the Covid-19 Delta variant are two times more likely to get hospitalized than with the historic strain, the Alpha variant. It is already common knowledge that the Delta variant is 40 to 60% more contagious, but data on its seriousness are lacking.
The study authors assessed data from about 43,000 Covid cases in England between March 29 and May 23 and show patients are always younger, the average age being 29 against 31 for the Alpha variant. According to their investigations, the risk of being checked in at the hospital is multiplied by 2.26 with the Delta variant. Throughout the study, with the outbreak of this new variant, 75% of the patients were not vaccinated, and about a quarter of the remaining cases recently received one dose. Only 1.8% of the contamination cases were fully vaccinated.
The daily health situation per region in France
What is the health situation in France as of Wednesday 27 October 2021? Let us have a look at the indicators enabling to assess the evolution of the epidemic in each region. [Read more]
Paris and Île-de-France incidence rate as of Wednesday 27 October 2021
In France, the second epidemic wave keeps on spreading in many areas. Curfew has been brought forward to 6 p.m. since January 16, 2021 instead of 8 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 Wednesday 27 October 2021, based on data shared by CovidTracker and Data.gouv. [Read more]