Anxiety begins to rise. Having been spared relatively long compared to the rest of France in connection with the Covid-19 pandemic, Pays-de-la-Loire is now facing the opposite situation. According to reports, the spread of the coronavirus is already increasing sharply in the region
Unveil the latest numbers by the Regional Health Agency (ARS). The infection rate is now 153 cases per 100,000 population, versus 100 cases on the national average. A number unmatched since the end of May. By comparison, the regional infection rate was only 80 in early November.
The virus appears to be most active in Maine-et-Loire (174 cases per 100,000 inhabitants), Sarthe (167) and Fendi (164). Not too far away, Loire Atlantic also has a rate of 147 cases per 100,000 residents. The situation is calmer in Maine (54 cases per 100,000 residents).
Vaccine, no matter how prevalent
The latest infections concern all ages, not necessarily those over 65. As for hospitalizations, they are increasing without reaching an alarming level. About 68 Covid patients are currently in intensive care in the Pays-de-la-Loire region. An additional 28 deaths were recorded in one week.
The vaccination rate (including the second injection) is up to 78% of the population (all ages) in the Pays-de-la-Loire versus 74% nationwide.