All signals are green. Since the containment was lifted on May 11, 109 outbreaks of Covid-19 (or "clusters") have been identified in France, but none has yet been responsible for the spread of the epidemic, according to the public health agency France. More generally, there are "no signals in favor of a resumption of the epidemic".

In its weekly point, Friday May 29, the health agency notes that "109 clusters (excluding Ehpad and restricted family environment) have been reported: 104 in metropolitan France and 5 in the overseas regions departments".

"No community dissemination (occurrence of new cases outside the community and in connection with the cluster) uncontrolled is reported", according to Public Health France.

[# Epidémio] #Coronavirus: Weekly epidemiological update # COVID19 of 05/29
↪️ No signals in favor of a resumption of the epidemic BUT the virus is still circulating
👉 Together, let's protect ourselves by applying the protective measures

- SantépubliqueFrance (@santeprevention) May 29, 2020

In one in five cases, the outbreak is controlled (no new case 7 days after the last) or even extinguished (no new case within 14 days).

During the previous update on May 21, the number of outbreaks rose to 46. However, the health authorities have repeatedly reminded that an increase was not bad news in itself, but on the contrary reflected better tracking capacity. Provided these outbreaks are controlled by isolating the positive cases.

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Among these 109 households, "64% have more than 5 cases". "They concern in particular people in precarious and vulnerable situations (19% in social housing and integration establishments, and 6% in vulnerable communities), health establishments (22%) and more generally businesses (20 % private and public companies) ", specifies the health agency.

149,071 cases between January 21 and May 28

Furthermore, it considers that "149,071 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in France" between January 21 and May 28.

This number comes from new, more "exhaustive" estimates thanks to "the transmission of data from patients tested in city laboratories and in hospital laboratories" (a system called SI-DEP).

For the week of May 18-24, "216,891 patients were tested" at Covid-19 and 4,119 were positive (1.9%).

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The positivity rate of virological tests (which allow you to know if you are infected when you do them) is important for early detection of a possible resumption of the epidemic.

Public Health France underlines that "for more than 7 weeks, the epidemiological indicators of circulation of SARS-CoV-2 have been falling or have remained at low levels in mainland France".

Among these indicators (death, hospitalization, entry into intensive care, etc.), "the proportion of new cases (...) among residents in nursing homes has decreased over the last 14 days compared to the previous 14 days".


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