The coastal departments, which were rather spared by the first three waves of Covid-19, are today strongly affected by the rebound of the epidemic.
On the Atlantic coast, the incidence peaks at 172 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in Charente-Maritime (data from July 17), up 650% compared to the previous week.
This rate also reached 123 in the Landes (+ 220%), 133 in the Gironde (+ 212%) or even 112 in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques (+ 74%).
Figures to be compared with the thresholds set by the government last September: a first level of alert at 50, enhanced alert at 150 and maximum alert at 250.
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The Mediterranean rim is also experiencing an outbreak of cases.
In addition to the Pyrénées-Orientales, the department currently the most affected in France
the incidence rate is 152 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the Aude, 203 in the Hérault, 159 in the Bouches-du-Rhône, 98 in the Var and 190 in the Alpes-Maritimes.
The increase in the number of contaminations,
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