Four new metropolitan regions are going through an epidemic this week: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Grand-Est, Hauts-de-France and Île-de-France. From now on, only Corsica escapes the flu epidemic whose indicators are ” increasing in all metropolitan areas except in Occitanie where the trend was stable “Writes Public Health France in its weekly update.
It should also be noted that the Paris region had returned to the post-epidemic phase last week, but the number of cases made it return to an epidemic.
The share of hospitalizations for influenza or influenza-like illness among all hospitalizations was “ clearly increasing ” the week of March 7 to 13 (9.1 / 1,000 against 5.5 / 1,000 the previous week) and “ this increase concerned all age groups “.
Children particularly affected
The proportion of children among the serious cases of influenza admitted to intensive care remained at a level “ significantly higher than what is usually observed (31% of all cases in 2021-22 compared to less than 15% in previous seasons).
Since the arrival of the flu in France at the end of the year, 149 deaths have been judged to have the disease as a direct or indirect cause.