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Covid-19 in Monaco: number of cases stays high for two days in a row

Two days in a row the number of new positive cases of Covid-19 in Monaco stays over 30 against 13 or two cases only in the days before. This new pic of morbidity is an alert and a reminder about the unstable health situation not only in Monaco but also in Europe.

Thirty new positive cases of Covid-19 were registered on Wednesday 24 November and 45 new cases were recorded this Tuesday. Moreover, the incidence rate has almost doubled in one week in the Principality to 198.17 on 22 November compared to 106.91 on 15 November.

This therefore brings the overall health figures for the Principality to 3,642 people affected by the Coronavirus since the beginning of the health crisis, according to the government website. This Wednesday, 12 people are being treated at Princess Grace Hospital: 9 people, 3 of whom are residents, are provided in-patient care. Three other patients, one of whom is a resident, are in intensive care.

There are 16 further recoveries to be noted. The total number of people who have recovered is 3,476.

This Wednesday evening, 105 are being monitored by the Home Patient Follow-up Centre, which provides medical support to patients with mild symptoms, who are invited to self-isolate at home.

Health measures

Recently, the Monaco government has decided to extend and widen the use of the health pass until 25 February 2022, i.e. after the February holidays. Use of the health pass, or any equivalent proof of vaccination status, the result of a negative test or a certificate of recovery, will be made compulsory for all in order to access the terraces of restaurants and bars from 1 December 2021. This requirement will also apply to young people aged 16 to 18.

The strengthening of these health measures results from a general deterioration in the health situation in Europe at the approach of winter, when the virus is more likely to circulate.

In the Principality of Monaco, the number of cases, although fluctuating, has remained relatively high for several weeks, and has even risen in recent days.

This shows the need to further increase the vaccination coverage of the Principality’s residents, particularly in the younger age groups.

The Prince’s Government reminds you of the need to be vaccinated to protect yourself and others. To put an end to the pandemic and for life to return to normal, it is essential that the vast majority of the population of residents and people who work in Monaco be vaccinated.

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