Covid-19 Trending: What You Need to Know about the Recent Resurgence

2023-11-25 06:45:38

Covid-19 had – fortunately! – gone under the radar in recent months. But it’s making headlines again, with rainy autumn and winter with its temperature drops helping.

Indeed, epidemiological indicators concerning Covid-19 are increasing again in the city. Less representative of reality than in the heart of the health crisis, they can still raise fears of a resumption of the epidemic on a greater or lesser scale.

Thus, in its latest weekly bulletin, published Wednesday November 22, Public Health France warns of a trend towards “an increase in epidemiological indicators of Covid-19 in cities. »

Nationally, there were 27.96 new positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the week of November 13 to 19. An indicator up 24% compared to the previous week.

For Isère, the increase over one week is significant: + 48.71%, with an incidence rate of 49.15.

Fortunately nothing to do, fortunately with the incidence rates reached at the height of the pandemic. At the time when the Omicron variant was prancing around France, the indicator exceeded…500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Ten times less in Isère at the moment.

For the Lyon virologist Bruno Lina of the Hospices Civils de Lyon, at the microphone of,. “It is likely that there will be an increase because this is directly linked to the fact that climatic conditions favor the circulation of the virus.”

Now, if you have lost track, it is the BA.2.86 variant, nicknamed Pirola, and in particular its JN.1 sublineage which is slowly progressing in France.

it cannot be ruled out that it will replace EG.5 (Eris) and become the majority.

However, according to the latest risk analysis from Public Health France, “no worrying signal in terms of public health has been associated” with this strain.

No need to panic, but be vigilant…

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