Tourist areas are particularly affected by the increase in Covid-19 contamination.
The number of positive cases for Covid-19 continues to rise in many French departments. Since July 12, the number of departments that exceed the alarm threshold of 50 infections per 100,000 inhabitants has risen from 12 to 37.
The explosion of infections mainly affects the overseas departments, the Paris region and the coast, which welcome many tourists this summer.
299.6 in the Pyrenees-Orientales
The Pyrénées-Orientales (299.6), Haute-Corse (249.1), the Alpes-Maritimes (133.6) and the Charente-Maritime (109) thus show incidence rates that far exceed the alarm threshold, according to the latest French public health report . At the national level, this incidence also rises to 63.
The Pyrénées-Orientales department has seen a sharp increase in the number of positive cases of Covid-19 in recent days and has recorded the highest incidence in the metropolitan territory. A spread of the virus linked to the Delta variant and to which the local authorities responded with new restrictions. Restaurants and bars must therefore close at least until 2 August at 11 p.m. and wearing masks is again mandatory in public outdoor areas.
The Pas-de-Calais, Bas-Rhin and even Var departments have also reintroduced the obligation to wear a mask in busy outdoor places such as markets and pedestrian streets. This obligation could soon affect new municipalities such as Nice, where Mayor Christian Estrosi is considering reducing this measure.