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Around 13% of all Covid tests conducted in the Principality are coming back positive, three times higher than the weekly average. Meanwhile, the incidence rate has again hit an all-time high of almost 2,000.
The government revealed in its daily communication on Monday that 9,482 residents and non-residents had taken a Covid test in the week to 9th January, and 12.53% were positive.
Given the rapid rise in daily cases recently, the incidence rate has unsurprisingly reached another historic high of 1,966.
Looking at the figures since the government began publishing them in March 2020, circulation really began to take off in the Principality around the end of November 2021 when the incidence rate jumped from around 200 to 453. It coincides with the same time the Omicron variant was first officially detected in Europe. Since then, the incidence rate has almost doubled every week.
In total, 6,087 residents of Monaco have now contracted the virus, 5,579 have fully recovered, and 42 people have died.
There are currently 32 Covid patients being cared for at the Princess Grace Hospital Centre, including 16 residents, plus an additional five people in ICU, one of whom is a resident of Monaco. The Home Monitoring Centre is following 330 Covid-positive residents with mild symptoms.
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French Prime Minister Jean Castex has outlined the plan for the gradual lifting of Covid restrictions next month, despite the country still seeing extremely high case numbers.
A 72-year-old has become the latest Covid victim in Monaco, and the third in just over a week.
More people are testing for Covid than ever before in Monaco, however the rate of infection, known as the incidence rate, has finally stabilised at a high 1,953.
About a hundred Princess Grace Hospital staff are currently Covid positive, leaving shortages at the facility at a time when hospital admissions are on the rise.