7,398 schoolchildren, college and high school students in Ile-de-France affected by the coronavirus last week. The number has suddenly jumped this month. Between March 4 and 25, the number of affected students increased by 440%, from 3,045 to 7,398. Between March 11 and 25, this represents an increase of 142%. Never has the number of cases among Ile-de-France students been so high since the start of the September school year.
Update 1: Closure of classes as soon as a first positive case of Covid-19 appears
The French Minister of National Education presented this Friday March 26 the new rules that will apply from Monday in schools in the 19 reconfigured departments. The main measure is the closure of classes as soon as a first positive case of Covid-19 appears.
Update 2: Sharp increase in the number of cases among those under 15yrs.
The upsurge in the number of positive cases of Covid-19 among those under 15 increased sharply last week according to figures released by Public Health France (SPF) on Friday. In the population as a whole, the incidence – that is to say the proportion of new cases detected – increased by 17%, to 313 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, well above the maximum alert threshold set by the government (250). But it is among 0-14 year olds that the incidence increased the most from March 15 to 21, with an increase of 31% compared to the previous week , to 230 per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the epidemiological point published on Friday by the health agency.