in France, a contrasting situation depending on the region


What does the map of France look like Covid Sunday ? We have somewhat forgotten the green, orange and red zones, as the virus circulated everywhere in the territory in recent weeks. The bar of 44,000 dead has been crossed in France, including more than 30,000 in hospital and 4,855 people are currently in intensive care. A figure down slightly compared to the day before. France remains under tension but the epidemic situation varies depending on the region.

We must therefore remain cautious, but in Paris and Île-de-France, it seems that a clearing is looming. “The drop in transmission is quite marked in Paris at the moment. The early indicators, new cases, calls to Samu and calls to SOS Médecins, are down. This is good news“, analyzed on Europe 1 on Saturday the epidemiologist Renaud Piarroux.

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes particularly affected

A local clearing which contrasts with other regions still in tension, such as Hauts-de-France or Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Savoie, relatively spared in the spring, is now the most affected department with an incidence rate 2.5 times higher than the national average.

Patients have been transferred to other regions, but we must continue to face the wave: “At the hospital, we still have at least two very difficult days ahead of us”, explains Olivier Rogeaux, infectious disease specialist at the Metropole hospital center Savoy. “We must especially not let go. And I think the best gift is above all to strictly respect the confinement.”

In the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, the situation also remains critical in EHPADs, according to Public Health France. There are at least 125 active clusters, including 27 in Savoie and 15 in Isère.

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