Covid-19: the maps that explain the surveillance of 20 departments in metropolitan France

INFOGRAPHICS – About 25 million French people are placed under surveillance and may be subject to local containment.

While the executive on Wednesday evoked a worrying situation in ten departments, then about fifteen Thursday morning, it is finally twenty departments who are now placed under surveillance.

They cover all of Ile-de-France, the Rhône, Bouches-du-Rhône, Oise, Nord, Pas-de-Calais, Somme, Drôme, Moselle, Meurthe-et-Moselle or even the Eure-et-Loir. In the end, nearly 25 million French people are affected.

Incidence level around 250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, proportion of variants, hospital pressure “Close to the critical threshold” and “Viral circulation which begins to accelerate seriously” presided over their appointment.

These territories may be the subject of local containment measures from the weekend of March 6 if the situation continued to deteriorate, after “Consultations with elected officials”, said Jean Castex, the head of government, during his press conference.

The Prime Minister also clarified that the variant English coronavirus, more contagious, “Now concerns about half of people with Covid in France”.

This variant, which represented less than 40% according to figures released a week ago, raises fears of an epidemic explosion because of its greater contagiousness.

On Wednesday February 24, the government spokesperson, Gabriel Attal alerted to the situation, “she degrades“, He explained at the end of the Council of Ministers, and”is very worrying in ten departments“.

While the Alpes-Maritimes and Dunkirk have imposed partial confinement for the next two weekends, the time has come for territorialized measures. “Some territories even impose decisions, rapid and strong measures in the face of the imminent risks before us», Insisted Gabriel Attal.

The North, the Île-de-France, the Moselle and the South-East

The ten most affected departments, and which have the worst incidence rates (greater than 290 positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants), according to Public Health France are the Alpes-Maritimes (599.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants), the Pas-de-Calais (352.4), Bouches-du-Rhône (335.2), the Seine-Saint-Denis (317.8), the Var (314), the Moselle (310.8), the North (304), Paris (303.6), the Val de Marne (301) and the Sum (297).

Other departments have high incidence rates, greater than 250 positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants, such asOise in Hauts-de-France or Val d’Oise, and theEssonne in Île-de-France. The west of the country has much lower incidence rates, in Brittany, New Aquitaine or Occitanie.

Among these red departments, the Pas-de-Calais is the one experiencing the highest hospital tension, with a filling rate of its intensive care units reaching 128%. But this indicator is worrying in other departments, which are not in the ten previously mentioned, as in the Drome, where this rate reaches 138%, or in High mountains, where he flirts with the 150%.

The Pas-de-Calais has also recorded in recent days an increase in hospitalizations due to Covid-19 among the most important, since this figure is close to 50%. The Morbihan, the Upper Corsica, or theAriège also face sharp increases in these hospitalizations. AT Paris, the average number of hospitalizations is decreasing.

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