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The evolution of the incidence rate in the Rhône department @ SantépubliqueFrance

In the Rhône, the number of new cases of covid-19 continues to rise. It has more than doubled in a week.

The circulation of the virus at time t in a territory is measured by the incidence rate. It is a key indicator. The incidence rate determines the number of positive cases over the last 7 days per 100,000 inhabitants. On a slippery week. It is a very good way to measure the degree of circulation of the virus, at an instant t, on a territory.

In the Rhône department, according to the latest figures stabilized on Sunday, November 21, the incidence rate is 248 (the data therefore takes into account the period between Monday, November 15 and Sunday, November 21). This rate was 116 on November 14, a week earlier, and 63 on November 3. The number of new cases has more than doubled in one week. As shown in the graph below.

The evolution of the incidence rate in the Rhône department @ SantépubliqueFrance

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