These levels had never been reached. According to the latest data from Public Health France, the Alpes-Maritimes department has just broken a record. Its incidence rate stands at 785 positive cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 inhabitants this Thursday evening. The last time the indicators were this high was in July, with 758 people infected.
The virus has never circulated so much in the department but in the region as well. The regional health agency of Paca published its weekly report on the health situation on Tuesday evening, specifying that “the regional rate now reached 754 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. This is the highest rate observed for the Paca region since the start of the crisis ”.
The situation in hospitals is deteriorating, doctors sound the alarm
The situation in hospitals is also deteriorating. There are now 68 patients in intensive care for Covid-19, more hospital pressure, which amounts to 76%, and a clear increase in hospital mortality from the coronavirus, with 22 deaths in one week according to figures from the ‘ARS.
On Monday, eighteen executives from hospitals and clinics in the Alpes-Maritimes called on the State to make adult vaccination compulsory through a column published in Nice morning. According to the figures cited, 197 patients with the new coronavirus were hospitalized this weekend, an increase of 600% compared to the end of October.