COVID-19: epidemiological update. Weekly report. Week 36. 16 September 2021.

Publié le 17 septembre 2021
Mis à jour le 17 septembre 2021

Key points

Epidemiological situation

In week 36, all the epidemiological indicators continued to decrease in metropolitan France. The situation improved in Martinique and Guadeloupe but remained serious in French Guiana.

  • Metropolitan France:
    • Highest incidence and hospitalisation rates in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Corsica, Occitanie, and Ile-de-France
  • Overseas France:
    • Guadeloupe and Martinique: very high incidence and hospitalisation rate but on the decline
    • French Guiana: high but stable incidence rate as well as high hospital indicators on the rise


  • Delta variant identified in 99% of sequenced samples in the Flash Surveys on 17 and 24 August 2021

Contact tracing

  • Low number of contacts reported per case, indicating the incomplete identification of contacts by cases


  • Vaccination coverage on 14 September: 73.9% with at least one dose and 70.0% fully vaccinated
  • CoviPrev Survey from 31 August to 7 September:
    • Decrease in the use of preventive measures since late June
    • Vaccination intentions still on the rise
  • Importance of combining different measures: vaccination in addition to contact tracing and preventive measures