The epidemic surge goes on in France, as the country is about to celebrate the new year this Friday December 31, 2021, for the New Year’s Eve. Festivities once again occur with the coronavirus epidemic in the background. As 800,000 new contaminations are expected daily in January, the Omicron variant keeps its swift spread in the French country. Now, the mutation is dominant in France, taking over the Delta variant.
Coronavirus – Omicron variant, what you need to know: the latest news
As the coronavirus epidemic goes on across the world, the Omicron variant makes the headlines. Here is everything you need to know about this Covid-19 mutant. [Read more]
According to the latest data from Santé Publique France, Omicron could represent 62.4% of contaminations related to Covid-19 in France. As of December 13, 2021, it represented 15% of cases. Within two weeks, the presence of the variant increased fourfold. This mutation – more contagious than Delta – is held responsible for the skyrocketing new contamination toll reported in France. Although less virulent, its spread speed yet worries the health authorities.
Coronavirus: over 80% of Omicron cases suspected in Paris
According to Covid Tracker, as of January 2, 2022, 82.35% of Omicron cases are already suspected in Île-de-France. This mutation is now dominant in the French capital city. [Read more]
Coronavirus – Île-de-France: Omicron’s spread per department
How is Omicron evolving in Île-de-France? Here is the percentage of spread of this coronavirus variant per department in Paris, Seine-et-Marne, Yvelines, Essonne, Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis, Val-de-Marne and Val d’Oise. [Read more]