Covid-19 : in Britain, the health situation is not alarming - The Point

anxiety reign in the kingdom since the discovery of several outbreaks of Covid-19, which pushed the rate of reproduction to 2.62. In an email to Agence France-P

Covid-19 : in Britain, the health situation is not alarming - The Point

anxiety reign in the kingdom since the discovery of several outbreaks of Covid-19, which pushed the rate of reproduction to 2.62. In an email to Agence France-Presse Friday, July 17, public Health France wants to be reassuring, the movement of the coronavirus remains " low " in the region. "The situation in Britain, if it is not alarming, is not less the object of a great attention," stresses the health care agency. "In Britain, the reproductive rate is 2.62 ", up from recent weeks, according to the same source.

But this rate, if it is " one of the important parameters to assess the dynamics of the transmission of the virus ", can also be influenced artificially rise if the data used for its calculation to reflect other factors that the transmission of the virus in the population, " stressed the Agency. "For example, the occurrence of a cluster in a business can lead to actions of screening and an influx of patients in an emergency department or in a laboratory, which increases the time to time "the rate" without that there has to be a real intensification of the circulation of the virus, " she adds.

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Four outbreaks identified in the Finistère

This is precisely the case for Britain, where four outbreaks have been identified in the Finistère and the Côtes-d'armor, which has "induced a larger number of screens and therefore" an increase in the rate of reproduction, is it specified. "But the virus circulation remains low in Britain, with an incidence rate of 2.8 cases per 100 000 between 6 and 12 July (compared to 4.3 for the whole territory) ", according to the same source.

Brittany has, for the past week, 107 cases in the Finistère, 5 in the Morbihan, 44 in Ille-et-Vilaine and 18 in the Côtes-d'armor. The Finistère is the department for which the incidence rate is the highest with 5.4 per 100 000 inhabitants, compared to 2.6 in Ille-et-Vilaine, the 1.9 in the Côtes-d'armor, and 0.79 in the Morbihan. "The situation in the Finistère shows a circulation of the virus on the rise since the past two weeks," underscores public Health France, even if " hospitalizations related to the Covid-19 remain at a very low level ".

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Updated Date: 17 July 2020, 10:33

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