22 ° C
Breaking News

29 Covid cases 16 May, 6 hospitalised - 3 res, 45 home monitored, 11,922 recoveries, 57 deaths, 207 incidence rate, 71.7% vaccinated

Monaco’s incidence rate halved within a week

Monaco’s incidence rate halved within a week

By Stephanie Horsman - February 16, 2021

The Prince’s government has agreed to reveal key screening details in its regular communication about Monaco’s coronavirus situation, including the incidence rate – an important factor in determining government action and which has just halved within a week.  

At a recent meeting of the Joint Covid Monitoring Committee, Stéphane Valeri, president of the National Council, requested that the government share more details of its Covid strategy in its public communication to give the population a clearer understanding of the health situation in the Principality.

On Monday evening, the government said in its daily Covid count that it will make weekly updates every Monday on the screening strategy implemented in the Principality.

Therefore, it was revealed that, from the period between 8th and 14th February, there were 5,422 Covid-19 tests carried out in the Principality. Of those, 105 people returned a positive result, putting the positivity rate in Monaco at 5.68%.

The all-important incidence rate is also now being communicated weekly. This refers to the number of positive coronavirus cases per 100,000 inhabitants over a 7-day period and reflects how quickly incidence is increasing or decreasing. It is important because it provides a more complete picture of the Covid situation in the Principality and is fundamental in determining the government’s course of action.

The incidence rate of the previous week was therefore 276.32, compared to 436.84 the previous week – a significant drop and a move in the right direction for the Principality.


Photo by Michael Alesi, Government Communications Department



Sign up to our newsletter
Previous articleThe story behind ‘Grace Forever’ at the CHPG
Next articleFrance allows day trips to the Var


May 19, 2022 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Covid statistics show interesting anomalies

Stephanie Horsman

IMSEE has released the latest Covid-19 picture for the year so far, revealing that more people have been infected in 2022 than the two previous years combined.

Cassandra Tanti

Multi-Michelin starred Chef Yannick Alléno will create an association for the victims of repeat offenders following the recent death of his son in a tragic road accident in Paris.

May 13, 2022 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

No more masks indoors

Cassandra Tanti

Masks are no longer mandatory inside public venues in Monaco for both staff and customers, the government has announced. However the rule has not been dropped in all circumstances.

May 12, 2022 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

France drops face mask rule for transport from Monday

Cassandra Tanti

Face masks will no longer be required on public transport, including trains and planes, from Monday 16th May, the French health ministry has announced.