COVID-19: epidemiological update. Weekly report. Week 3. 27 January 2022.

Publié le 28 janvier 2022
Mis à jour le 28 janvier 2022

Key points 

In week 3, circulation of SARS-CoV-2 continued to progress at a very high level. The heavy strain on hospital services is increasing but the pressure on intensive care units is easing.

  • Metropolitan France:
    • Incidence rates very high (>2,500) and rising in all regions except Île-de-France
    • In Île-de-France: situation starting to improve, virological and hospital indicators remain at high levels
    • Increase in death rate affecting mainly adults aged 60+ in all regions
  • Overseas France:
    • In Reunion Island, incidence and hospital admission rates increasing and at much higher levels than those of previous waves
    • Situation improved in Mayotte and French Guiana

Contact tracing

  • 4-point increase in contaminations that may have taken place in long-term care facilities (including nursing homes) among people aged 75+, leading to heightened vigilance in these settings


  • Vaccination on 25 January 2022 (Vaccin Covid data):
    • 78.3% of the French population had received a complete primary vaccination series
    • 64.7% of the 18+ age group (representing 75.4% of those eligible) and 80.4% of the 65+ age group (88.9% of those eligible) had received a booster shot
  • Importance of combining measures:
    • Complete vaccination series with a booster at 3 months
    • Compliance with preventive measures including wearing a mask and reducing contacts, along with other precautionary recommendations such as frequent ventilation of enclosed spaces, working from home and adherence to contact tracing