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Covid-19: on New Year’s Eve, France cut in two


DECRYPTION – The situation remains stable, but fragile. It remains very difficult to predict the epidemic situation for the next few days.

It is a France cut in two which is preparing to celebrate New Year’s Eve and the transition to 2021 in a small committee. “The East is more violently affected, it is one of the strong markers of this second wave, analysis Mircea Sofonea, lecturer in epidemiology and evolution of infectious diseases at the University of Montpellier. It is still difficult to know precisely why, but it is undeniable that the epidemic is fueled by the metropolises. The density, which is a little higher in the east of the country, can therefore play a role. There is also a fairly strong correlation with the humidity level, even if nothing has yet been demonstrated on this. Finally, the regions most affected by the epidemic recovery are border areas connected to the rest of the continent, therefore with more exchanges. ” The west of the country seems relatively spared, while the incidence rate (number of sick people per 100,000 inhabitants) remains very high in the Grand-Est, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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