Towards the end of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2023? In a press conference held earlier in December, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), indicated his desire to emerge from the acute phase of the epidemic next year.

“We hope that at some point next year we can say that Covid-19 is no longer a global health emergency,” he said. To do this, the organization’s emergency committee will have to meet in early 2023 to establish whether or not the health emergency is over, explains Ouest France.

Quoted by our colleagues, Yazdan Yazdanpanah, director of the French health agency ANRS / Emerging Diseases, indicates for his part: “Giving a date is difficult. Probably not before there is a more homogeneous vaccination. Another element to take into account is the experience of the influenza pandemic of 1918. By 1919 everyone thought it was over, while in 1920 a new, very deadly variant appeared.

In France, the peak of the ninth wave of Covid-19 seems to be behind us. However, the virus continues to circulate actively and claim victims in certain departments. In our slideshow below, discover the 7 departments where all the indicators are red, namely the incidence rate and hospital blood pressure. The information provided is based on Covid Tracker data as of December 23, 2022.