CARD. Covid-19: the virus is on the rise in Lyon, here are the districts where it circulates the most

In Lyon, many districts and districts have an incidence rate of over 1000. The metropolis of Lyon is the 3rd in France where the virus circulates the most, behind Paris and Marseille (© PC / news Lyon)

While the variant Omicron abruptly relaunching contaminations since mid-December and that the Delta vague is far from having fallen, Lyon news looks at how the virus is spreading in Lyon and in the metropolis.

With a incidence rate of 1032 to December 24 and 983 on December 25 (730 nationally), the Rhône is part of the dozen of departments in mainland France to have crossed the symbolic bar of 1000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants at the end of the year, according to data from CovidTracker.

The Lyon metropolis, which has an incidence rate of 999 as of December 25, is even the hardest hit in France, behind Paris (1432) and Marseille (1067).

Here are the most affected municipalities in the Metropolis

Within the Lyon metropolis, many municipalities and districts of Lyon have an incidence rate greater than 1000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, according to Public Health France (week of December 19 to 25). Here they are :

Lyon 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, Villeurbanne, Saint-Priest, Corbas, Feyzin, Vernaison, Charly, Marcy-l’Etoile, Charbonnières-les-Bains, Dardilly, Limonest, Saint-Didier-au-Mont -d’Or, Saint-Cyr-au-Mont-d’Or, Collonges-au-Mont-d’Or, Saint-Romain-au-Mont-d’Or, Couzon-au-Mont-d’Or, Quincieux , Saint-Germain-au-Mont-d’Or, Albigny-sur-Saône, Fleurieu-sur-Saône, Fontaines-Saint-Martin, Cailloux-sur-Fontaines, Neuville-sur-Saône.

The Geodes mapping tool developed by Public Health France, allows you to zoom in even more, on areas called IRIS (islands grouped together for statistical information). These are sub-municipal divisions – which are closer to neighborhoods – comprising between 1,800 and 5,000 inhabitants. The metropolis of Lyon has 512 IRIS.

The situation district by district

Within Lyon, all the arrondissements have an incidence rate greater than 1000, except the 5th, 8th and 9th arrondissements. Detail :

  • In the 1st arrondissement, all IRIS – there are eleven of them – are above 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
  • Ditto for the 2nd district (fifteen IRIS), except for the Grande Poste sector.
  • The situation is more contrasted in the 3rd district, with half of the sectors above 1000: Mutualité-Liberté, Moncey, Bonnel-Servient, Saint-Amour, Danton – Bir Akeim, Villette – Gare, Pompidou, Baraban – Ferrandière, Paul Bert – Maisons Neuves, Rouget de l ‘Isle – Félix Faure, Saint-Maximin – Sisley, Jules Verne – Acacias, Montchat – Bonnand, Chaussagne – Desgenettes, Chambovet – Pinel. The second half has a rate between 500 and 1000.
  • In the 4th district, all IRIS – there are fifteen – are above 1000, except Flammarion – Bony, Saint-Exupéry – Popy, Cuire – Canuts and Boucle – Louis Thevenet, which show a rate between 500 and 1000.
  • In the 5th district, the majority of sectors have a rate between 500 and 1000. Those with an incidence rate greater than 1000 are: Saint-Paul, Saint-Georges, Radisson – Choulans, Champvert – town hall, Albéric Pont, La Garde, Les Battières.
  • Inverse proportions in the 6th district, where the majority of sectors are above 1000. The following districts have a lower incidence rate: Cité internationale, Hélvétie, L’Europe, Vauban, J. Recamier, Bellecombe – Thiers and of course the Parc de la Tête Golden.
  • In the 7th district of Lyon, the following sectors have a rate of less than 1000: Stalingrad, Jules Brunard, Lamothe, Le Fleuve, Cité Jardin and the area of ​​La Mouche – Le Port. The other 18 IRIS are above.
  • the 8th district includes a majority of sectors with an incidence rate between 500 and 1000. Only the following districts are greater than 1000: Marius Berliet north, Marius Berlier south, Petite Guille, Grand Trou, Windmill, United States, Viviani , Red Barn, Town Hall, General André, La Trinité – Mermoz.
  • Finally the 9th district shows greater disparities with a sector less than 250 (Le Château), another between 250 and 500 (La Safeguard), others having an incidence rate between 500 and 1000 (Arloing L’Observance, Saint- Pierre de Vaise, Gorge du Loup, Champvert north, Le plateau, Balmont – Le Fort, Balmont east, Les 3 Gouttes – Grand Champ). The other sectors and in particular the district of Vaise are above 1000.

Contrasting situation in Villeurbanne, commonly considered as the 10th arrondissement of Lyon. Display a rate greater than 1000: the sectors of Tonkin north and west, Croix Luizet east, Einstein – Salengro, Buers north, Château Gaillard, Les Poulettes, Charpenne – Wilson, Zola – Pressensé ouest, République, Charles Hernu, Albert Thomas, Gratte Ciel Ouest, Skyscraper, Human Rights, Pierre Cacard, Cusset Ouest, Ferrandière, Maisons Neuves, Grandclément – Blum, Reguillon, Fays – Bon Coin, Fays Est, La Soie. The other districts have a rate between 500 and 1000, with the exception of La Doua, Buers est and Perralière (between 250 and 500).

93.2% of beds occupied in intensive care at the Hospices Civils de Lyon (HCL)

At the Hospices Civils de Lyon (HCL), the situation is still very tense with an intensive care occupancy rate blooming with 100% (100% in week 51, 93.2% as of December 28). 150 patients were treated on the same date for a capacity of 161 beds.
To cope with this fifth wave, the HCL deprogrammed from December 20 all surgical interventions “with the exception of emergencies and activities whose postponement would present a loss of short-term opportunities for patients”.
In the Rhône, still on December 28, 653 people were hospitalized due to Covid-19.


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