While Covid-19 screening tests are no longer free for everyone in France, the incidence rate of the epidemic, which has not risen for two months, is rising again slightly.
Since Saturday night, the data released by Public Health France In fact show a one-point increase in the incidence rates of Cubid-19. Nationally, this index has dropped from 44 to 45 cases per 100,000 residents after remaining stable since last August. But it remains below the epidemic alert threshold.
While this is a very slight increase, it hides gaps between the health conditions of different departments. In some parts of the country there is even talk of an epidemiological recovery. This is the case, for example, in Bushes-du-Ron where the morbidity rate exceeded the alarming threshold of 100 cases per 100,000 residents.
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Elsewhere, in Occitania, Loser and Aviron departments have rates of more than 87 and 62 cases per 100,000 residents, respectively.
But, even if in some areas the situation is worrying, nationally, there is no talk of an epidemiological recovery. However, experts warn of a possible fifth wave that could occur in the fall thanks to winter Completion of free screening tests du Covid-19.