Virus loses ground, pressure on health care system eases before fall

The situation is improving but the lifting of barrier gestures is premature according to specialists.

Does the lull of this end of summer mark the end of the Covid-19 epidemic in France? No specialist dares to respond to this response as the virus has had (unpleasant) surprises in store for us in the past, but all the indicators are indeed green. The incidence has dropped below 9,000 cases per day, and the pressure on the hospital system is decreasing day by day. About a hundred patients are admitted daily in critical care, when they were almost double at the end of August. The decrease is homogeneous throughout the territory, even if the situation remains very complicated in the overseas departments.

We do not yet know how will behave the Delta variant with the arrival of autumn, notes however Mircea Sofonea, lecturer in epidemiology and evolution of infectious diseases at the University of Montpellier. It spread in the summer in the northern hemisphere, when the weather conditions are more favorable.

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