Is covid gaining ground again in France? This is what the latest figures from Public Health France suggest, which show that contamination is accelerating again during the last week.

On July 5, the health agency had 3,585 new cases in 24 hours, the highest daily figure since June 12.

According to engineer Guillaume Rozier, creator of the site CovidTracker, 2,313 new contaminations occur on average each day during the past week, an increase of 29% over one week.

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Paris crosses the alert threshold

Locally, if the Landes department has fallen below the bar of 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, Paris has just crossed this alert threshold. In mainland France, this is the only department that exceeds this limit, but in Overseas France, Martinique, Guyana and Réunion are also above the threshold.

No increase in hospitals

The increase in contamination in metropolitan France is explained both by a lifting of health restrictions and by a rapid spread of the Delta variant, which is more contagious, the proportion of which is doubling every week.

The good news, however, is that the number of people in hospital or in critical care is not increasing at this time. Public health France has in fact 1,032 serious cases in hospital, against 1,077 the day before and more than 2,500 a month ago.