+ Corona Update + numbers on the Côte dAzur continue to rise

The Covid-19 numbers on the Côte dAzur continue to deteriorate, but not exponentially. According to the latest statistics, 138 people with the virus are in intensive care units in the PACA region, 52 more patients than the previous week. More stringent hygiene measures, which have been in place in Nice for a week, have now been extended to the entire department by the Prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes.

From now on, the Alpes-Maritimes department applies: outdoor meetings (in parks, on promenades and on the beach) are limited to a maximum of ten people, approved large-scale events may not exceed 1000 people, and bars, restaurants, kiosks, mini-supermarkets must close between 0.30 and 6 a.m. In addition, alcohol must not be drunk in the public space after 8pm. Mayors can now decide on a mask duty only in parts of the cities on their own.

In which cities in the Var and the Alpes-Maritimes there is a basic duty to mask, read here.

France (as of yesterday, 21 September, Santé publique)
• 5298 newly infected persons in 24 hours
• 1077 foci of infection observed (clusters) (+52 in 24 hours)
• 53 deaths in 24 hours
• 638 people in intensive care
• 5.9 percent is currently the positive rate in the tests (rate based on all in the Sars-Cov-2 tests carried out last 7 days)

Region Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur (PACA)
The latest figures from the Regional Health Authority ARS PACA are from Tuesday 15 September and summarise the corona situation of the 37th calendar week.
• 638 people in the PACA region are treated in hospital (+99 in a week)
• 138 people in intensive care (+52)
• 7104 people have been tested positively within a week
• 39 people with Covid-19 have died last week

Alpes-Maritimes
• 7-day incidence (cases per week) 100,000 inhabitants in week 37): 136 (previous week: 131.3)
• 136 people are hospitalized (previous week: 99)
• 13 of them are in intensive care (previous week: 10)
• 207 people with Covid-19 have died since the beginning of the epidemic (previous week: 197; those who died in retirement homes are missing from this statistic)

Bouches-du Rhône
• 7-day incidence (cases per 100,000 inhabitants in week 37): 214 (previous week: 186.7)
• 405 people are hospitalized (previous week: 342)
• 108 of them are in intensive care units (previous week: 63)
• 608 people with Covid-19 have died since the beginning of the epidemic (previous week: 592; those who died in retirement homes are missing in this Statistics)
• 7-day incidence (cases per 100,000 inhabitants in CV 37): 77.4 (previous week: 63.6)
• 59 people are hospitalized (previous week: 53)
• 7 of them are in intensive care units (previous week: 4)
• 153 people with Covid-19 have died since the epidemic began (previous week: 145; those in retirement homes In the Principality yesterday, two new cases were announced, most recently, only the figures of the people living in Monaco are included in the statistics.

Since the start of the pandemic, a total of 195 people have been tested positively for Covid-19 in Monaco.
Currently, seven people with Covid-19 are being hospitalized in CHPG hospital, including two patients (including a Monaco resident) in intensive care unit. Of the five others lying on a normal station, two live in Monaco.
27 positive tested with low symptoms are in domestic quarantine and are cared for by the Centre de Suivi à Domicile.

Economic aid: Rapid tests
The Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur region (PACA) provides a total of 30,000 rapid tests to micro enterprises (TPE: companies with up to ten employees and an annual turnover of less than two million euros). This is intended to help them maintain their activities on the one hand and protect their employees on the other. Three criteria must be met in order to arrive at the tests that deliver a result within a maximum of 30 minutes. Currently, only companies in the Bouches-du-Rhône meet these criteria. Info here.

Entry to Italy
Since yesterday, if you come from one of the seven red Corona regions of France (in addition to the PACA region, Paris and Ile-de-France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Corsica, Hauts-de-France, Nouvelle-Acquitaine and Occitanie) and want to enter Italy, you must undergo a test at the border. Excluded from the scheme are people who only want to cross the country (in a maximum of 72 hours).

Where to test yourselflet?
All over France: Covid-19 tests are offered without prescription and free of charge for everyone. A map of the test laboratories of the PACA region can be found here. Because of the high crowd, people with prescription, people with symptoms, people at risk and health care have priority.