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Covid-19: For the first time in two months, the incidence rate increases again in France


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For the first time since mid-August, the incidence of the Covid-19 epidemic increases again over a week in France. However, the warning threshold, which stands at 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, has not been exceeded.

Is it blaming the return of autumn freshness and humidity in France? For the first time since mid-August, the incidence of Covid-19 increases again over a week in France. The incidence rate has increased by 4.1% over the past seven days, standing at about 46 positive cases per 100,000 population, from where it stood at 43 in the first week of October.

At present, about twenty French departments have exceeded the warning threshold. The Île-de-France region again seems to be the region most affected by these tremors of the Covid-19 epidemic, while the improvement of the health situation has lasted only a few weeks.

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Recovering from an epidemic?

In recent days, the decline in the number of cases of coronavirus infection seems to be stabilizing and no longer falling. However, this does not mean that the number of cases is high, or that the Covid-19 epidemic is starting again. In detail, the number of daily positive cases of coronavirus in France remains stable over a week, around 5,200 cases per day, according to data published by the health authorities and provided by the CovidTracker site.

Here is the rate of evolution of positive cases. There are two positive bars on the right: the number of cases published today is higher than that published a week ago, it had not happened since mid-August.

– GRZ (@GuillaumeRozier) October 14, 2021

A new wave in Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe is affected by a new wave of Covid-19. Romania, Ukraine and Slovakia seem to be the countries most affected by this rapid increase in the number of cases since early October. These eastern countries have a relatively low vaccination rate: 29% of Romanians are fully vaccinated according to the EuroVaccination site, while Slovaks are only 41%.

This Saturday, October 16, Russia counted more than 1,000 deaths by Covid-19 in 24 hours, a record since the beginning of the epidemic in the country, which has more than 220,000 deaths.

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