Flu: all regions of France on red alert, the epidemic reaches its peak

The flu is gaining ground in France, so that all regions of the country are in red this Wednesday, December 14, as shown in the latest bulletin from Public Health France.

The flu epidemic is reaching new heights. In its weekly bulletin this Wednesday, December 14, Public Health France shows that the disease is reaching particularly high levels for this time of year.

All of France in the red

Last week, the number of emergency room visits and those of hospitalizations for flu-like illness jumped 93% and 117%, respectively, compared to the previous week. All regions of metropolitan France are now in the epidemic phase, the highest level of alertindicates Public Health France.

The flu epidemic has just pushed a large part of France into an epidemic phase. This Tuesday, December 7, nine regions are at the maximum alert level.

An epidemic outbreak which occurs in the midst of the 9th wave of Covid and while the threshold of 160,000 virus-related deaths has been crossed.

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