Covid-19: the incidence rate passes the 1000 mark in the Alpes-Maritimes

According to figures published this Saturday by Public Health France, the incidence rate stood at 1,006 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the Alpes-Maritimes.

The Covid-19 epidemic is on the rise in the Alpes-Maritimes. The incidence rate officially exceeded 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants on Saturday, reaching precisely 1,006 cases. As of December 18, there were already 936 cases.

In hospitals in the region, the ARS has announced the activation of level 5, which leads to the deprogramming of all non-urgent medico-surgical interventions. Given the saturation of certain hospitals in the region, medical evacuations have already been organized and patients transferred to Ile-de-France and Normandy.

Omicron variant detected

In addition, a case of the Omicron variant was detected for the first time in the Alpes-Maritimes department on Tuesday at the Nice University Hospital.

According to the Scientific Council, the Omicron variant should be in the majority throughout the country « by the end of the year ». « It is expected that there will be » hundreds of thousands of cases per day in January, « said epidemiologist Arnaud Fontanet, a member of this body responsible for advising the government.

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