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COVID: what is the situation in Monaco and the Alpes-Maritimes?

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Monaco Tribune

The slight upswing of the COVID pandemic continues in Monaco as well as in the Alpes-Maritimes, but new measures have already been taken.

Yesterday, Wednesday 3rd November, six new positive COVID-19 cases were reported in the Principality. 8 people were being treated at the CHPG and 19 patients were being monitored at home. 7 recoveries were also reported on the same day.

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The Prince’s Government continues to urge the population to be vigilant, with the announcement of free screening for everyone returning from holidays abroad. During the period October 25-31, there were 3815 PCR and antigenic tests, registering a positivity rate of 1.02%.

It should also be noted that it is possible to have a free blood test to establish one’s level of immunity and to decide whether or not to receive a third dose of vaccine.

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And in France?

In the neighbouring Alpes-Maritimes, on November 3, the incidence rate was 66 (number of cases over 7 days per 100,000 people). Compared to the Principality, the positivity rate is slightly higher (1.4%).

A stricter health protocol in French schools was unveiled the same day. Masks will again be compulsory for pupils in 39 new departments. As soon as a case of COVID is detected in a child, the whole class is closed.