In some departments, the incidence rate has more than doubled in one week. The rebound in the epidemic, observed since the end of May, seems to be confirmed, and the new wave is emerging. Will the summer be marked by new restrictions? Looking at the latest numbers, that’s to be expected.
On June 15, according to Santé Publique France, there were 79,397 cases of Covid-19 in France, a spectacular increase of 286% compared to the previous week.
As of June 11, the national incidence rate stood at 319 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, a “high and rising” figure, specifies CovidTracker.
Nearly one in five people tested has now tested positive for the virus in France. And it will in turn contaminate 1.29 individuals, according to the last reproduction rate R.
For now, however, hospitals are not under stress, but if the rise in cases continues, this eventuality seems inevitable.
Critical care admissions, for example, are already increasing: there is a 42% increase compared to last week. Deaths are up 19%.
This seventh wave which seems to be gradually settling in the territory is surprising: usually, contamination tends to be less during the summer.
This was without counting on the relaxation of barrier gestures at the approach of fine weather, the easing of restrictions, and above all, the spread at high speed of the Omicron sub-variants, BA.4 and BA.5, now in the majority in most departments.
Some figures are particularly worrying.
In our slideshow, discover the list of departments where the evolution of the incidence rate exceeds 35% in 7 days.*
*according to CovidTracker data as of June 14, 2022.