All indicators are red. According to the latest epidemiological report from the National Public Health Agency, the circulation of Covid-19 continues to intensify throughout France, “as well as new hospitalizations, especially among the oldest among whom the coverage vaccination of the second booster dose is still insufficient”.

The organization notes a sharply increasing incidence rate in all regions and in all age groups, as well as a rising rate of new hospitalizations. Overseas, virological indicators are still at very high levels, but falling in Martinique. On July 1, 2022, the agency identified more than 125,000 new contaminations in 24 hours.

In some departments, this sudden development is more visible than elsewhere… Since they have reached the more than symbolic threshold of 1,000 people infected per 100,000 inhabitants, or more than 1% of the population. Find out which ones in our slideshow below. As a reminder, the alert threshold set by the French authorities is … 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

At the microphone of franceinfo, doctor Damien Mascret compares France with the Portuguese situation, where the BA.5 variant has also been responsible for an epidemic resurgence. “In Portugal, the wave started to rise on April 29 to reach a peak three weeks later, on May 20,” reports the journalist. “The wave started on June 14. We are six weeks apart. If we transpose what has just happened in Portugal, we should in turn reach a peak around July 5,” explains the specialist.