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According to data published on Wednesday by the Sentinelles network, Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur (PACA) is the second region in France most affected so far this season by the flu epidemic, with 344 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
One symptom of this winter’s strain of the infection is acute diarrhoea, which has affected 243 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in mainland France.
The hardest hit department in France is Pays de la Loire (355), with Brittany taking third place with 262 flu cases per 100,000 inhabitants. During the first nine weeks of this winter’s epidemic, 1.24 million people have consulted a general practitioner for gastroenteritis.
Several dozen deaths have been reported across France and the epidemic is particularly dangerous for older people and those already weakened by other ailments.
A second person has died from Covid-19 in Monaco. Meanwhile, the Principality’s Minister of State has fully recovered from the virus.
Now more than ever, health is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. On 7th April, we have an opportunity to thank the nurses and midwives of the Principality during World Health Day 2020.
Monaco’s support workers caring for the most vulnerable in the community are making heroic efforts to maintain vital ties to the elderly and disabled, whilst trying to remain safe themselves during the crisis.
Since confinement began on 18th March, the Monaco police force has made 11,000 traffic checks on drivers entering the Principality.