“The epidemic resumption is confirmed” according to Public Health France

Behind us the Covid-19 pandemic? No. “The epidemic resumption is confirmedIn France and begins to be felt in the hospital, according to the health agency Public Health France.

During the week of October 18, “the resumption of viral circulation has been confirmed in metropolitan France“, and “Hospital and critical care admissions are on the rise again”. The number of new hospitalizations for Covid-19 has ” slightly increased, with a higher increase in new critical care admissions “. Currently, around 6,500 Covid patients are hospitalized, including a little over 1,000 in critical care (service reserved for the most serious cases).

On a national level, “the incidence rate (proportion of new cases in the population, Editor’s note) was again increasing (+ 14%) »For the week of October 18, when there were 55 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, that is to say more than the alert threshold of 50.

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The epidemic is also on the rise in the North

This threshold is exceeded “in 44 metropolitan departments” and is “increasing or stable in all regions“. In the week of October 18, he “reached 73 per 100,000 inhabitants in Pays de la Loire (+ 52%) and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (+ 1%), and 71 in Île-de-France (-0.2%)».

In the Hauts-de-France region, the epidemic is on the rise for the third consecutive week, the North in the lead, settling above 60 cases / 100,000 inhabitants, an increase of more than 50% in three weeks …

More than 50 million French people are fully vaccinated

« In a context of increasing circulation of SARS-CoV-2 and winter viruses, it is essential to encourage vaccination and maintain adherence to barrier gestures at a high level to contain the epidemic and preserve the system. of care », Notes Public Health France.

France has exceeded the bar of 50 million French people fully vaccinated according to figures released this Friday by Public Health France. Regarding the 3rd dose of vaccine, 16.9% of people aged 65 and over received this booster dose.

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