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Covid-19: why the fourth wave starts with the coastal departments


DECRYPTION - Less affected by previous waves and popular with holidaymakers, the coasts are seeing the epidemic flare up.

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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Source: lefigaro

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