Covid-19: will the peak of the fourth wave really be reached “in a few days”?

THE CHEKING PROCESS – While the incidence rate began to decline in mid-August, the pressure on intensive care services remains on the rise.

THE QUESTION. Since the beginning of the summer, the number of contaminations has started to rise again in France, causing what is considered the fourth wave of the Covid-19 epidemic in the country. It is hitting certain overseas territories head on, in particular Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion.

However, the situation could start to improve soon, according to the Minister of Solidarity and Health. “What the Institut Pasteur tells us, with the models that we know, is that in the current state of affairs, we could have reached the peak in intensive care in a few days.», Affirmed Olivier Véran on August 23, 2021 on BFMTV . And then consider “stabilization of entries and exits in intensive care“, then “a decrease“. So, is France about to reach the peak of the fourth wave?

CHECKS. At the end of previous waves, the incidence rate began to decline before the number of hospitalized patients.

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