The numbers continue to rise in Monaco. On Tuesday 3 November, there were 22 new cases, a significant jump from Monday’s 9.
Monaco has now registered 397 cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. 13 patients are currently hospitalised at the Princess Grace Hospital, 5 of them in ICU. 89 people are self-isolating, while the total number of recoveries has risen to 293.
Monaco carries out almost twice as many tests per 100,000 people than Paris and three times as many tests as Italy. The large-scale testing allows for the effective isolation of as many positive cases as possible. For the time being, the Prince’s Government is excluding introducing a second lockdown.
As France goes on lockdown, the Scientific Council has urged for strategic protection of the country’s older population. During the first coronavirus wave, 98% of deaths were people over 60, according to Santé publique France. Advice that is food for thought in Monaco, given that 25% of Monégasques are over 65 years of age.