Monday, January 17

Covid-19: these 39 departments where the virus circulates the most

The numbers are alarming. In just twelve days, the incidence rate in France fell from 164 to 311. The fifth wave continues its route through the French departments.

Invited on the CNews set on November 21, Gabriel Attal announced 17,000 new cases of Covid-19 declared in the country. December 2, 2021, Public Health France recorded 48,416 new infected people in 24 hours.

In a few days, the incidence rate increased sharply. As of December 2, 2021, it is 311. As a reminder, the government had set an alert threshold at 50 cases of coronavirus per 100,000 inhabitants. Today, the French average is therefore six times higher.

However, there are disparities on French territory. If no department is below 50 cases per 100,000 people, some areas are more affected than others.

The south and east: very high incidence rates

According to figures from Public Health France, the virus is circulating much more intensely in the departments of southern and eastern France. It is also in this area that the one with the highest incidence rate in France is located: Ardèche, with 607 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. In total, there are 39 departments with an incidence rate higher than the national average. Among them, only four territories are neither in the south nor in the east. These are Paris (446.1), the Ardennes (334.8), the Creuse (329.4) and the Yvelines (311.5).

Here is the complete list of the 39 most affected departments: Ardèche (607), Hautes-Pyrénées (500.8), Jura (494.5), Bouches-du-Rhône (480.2), Lot -et-Garonne (471.6), the Rhône (447.3), Paris (446.1), the Pyrénées-Atlantiques (443.4), Haute-Corse (439.5), Savoie (424) , Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (426.2), Hérault (416.1), Haute-Savoie (414.12), Loire (411.1), Haut-Rhin (409.6 ), Bas-Rhin (400.3), Drôme (388.6), Ain (388.2), North (384.1), Alpes-Maritimes (382.2), Doubs ( 378), Isère (371.8), Var (370), Haute-Loire (367.1), Landes (357.5), Ariège (357), Pyrénées-Orientales (354, 9), Hautes-Alpes (349.9), Saône-et-Loire (349.7), Gironde (343.7), Ardennes (334.8), Lot (329.7), Creuse (329.4), Tarn-et-Garonne (329), Corse-du-Sud (325.7), Aveyron (319), Haute-Garonne (316.2), Yvelines (311 , 5)

Western France less affected by Covid-19

On the contrary, the departments in the west of the country, and mainly those of Brittany, are less impacted by this fifth wave. For example, the Deux-Sèvres department has an incidence rate of 142.2, Finistère 158.2 and Mayenne 144.4. In the north of France, this rate fluctuates between 200 and 250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, far from the French average.

Paradoxically, the department with the lowest incidence rate is neither in the west nor in the north of France. It is located in the south since it is Lozère with 129.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. However, this territory borders with those in which the virus circulates a lot, including Ardèche, the most affected department in France.

Reference-www.cnews.fr

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