Coronavirus : the number of new cases in Paris would not be correct - The Point

While Paris and the department of Bouches-du-Rhône has been classified into "zones of active circulation of the virus," Friday, August 14, The Parisian explai

Coronavirus : the number of new cases in Paris would not be correct - The Point

While Paris and the department of Bouches-du-Rhône has been classified into "zones of active circulation of the virus," Friday, August 14, The Parisian explained that the number of new cases of Covid-19 identified in the capital would not be fair. The figures would be skewed by two data. In fact, until now, the screening data collected during the tests to Roissy and Orly are recorded in Paris "in the absence of known address of these persons," said public Health France. This is not without consequence on the rate of incidence, that is to say, the number of new cases of Covid-19 diagnosed reported with the number of inhabitants of each department.

According to the point epidemiological of August 13, 2020 public Health France, " the incidence rate was highest observed in Paris (62/100, 000 population). This rate, however, includes the screenings at the airports of Roissy and Orly airports, whose passengers screened on arrival are currently charged to the department 75 in the absence of known address of such persons. The impact to Paris, out tests at airports, is estimated to 46.2 per 100 000 inhabitants ", which is below the alert threshold, set at 50.

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Other indicator that may skew the figures, taking account of the place of residence and not the place of contamination. Cases are thus recorded in Paris, the place of residence of the persons tested, so that it has been contaminated outside of the capital. Public health France, in his point epidemiological of 13 August shows that in July, at the national level, 79 % of those tested were hiv screening in their district of residence, 21% outside of their department. However, "the impact of the contribution of these mobilities summer on the indicators currently monitored, therefore, seems real, but nevertheless limited," says public Health France.

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Updated Date: 14 August 2020, 14:33

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