INFOGRAPHIC – In France, the number of cases is increasing, but hospital indicators mainly indicate a stagnation of the epidemic since the beginning of the month.
On Christmas Eve, there has been a continuous increase in the number of daily cases for nearly a fortnight in France. This December 23, we exceed the 14,000 patients per day (calculated on a sliding average of seven days) against 10,000 at the beginning of the month. “France carried out a large number of tests in December which lead to overestimating the data reported on cases and the reproduction rate, Judge Antoine Flahault, epidemiologist and professor of public health at the University of Geneva. It appears that the epidemic trends are, in fact, not so unfavorable. Hospitalization data continue to decline. Let us not forget that it is essentially the risk of congestion in hospitals that justifies the confinement measures. ” There has indeed been a slight downward trend in the curve of daily admissions to hospital and intensive care units for a short week, after having experienced a plateau over ten days.. “It is necessary
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