Monaco’s handling of the coronavirus crisis is bearing dividends, according to the figures.

Twelve new cases were reported during the last week compared to 17 the week previously. The incidence rate, the number of positive cases per 100,000 population, is 31.58. It is currently 104.9 in France and 74.9 in the Alpes-Maritimes Departement, the Government said.

The Government attributes Monaco’s success to widespread testing. The Principality has also become more autonomous with regard to testing and analysis.

Pierre Dartout, Minister of State, said on Tuesday: “We must remain humble and vigilant.”

Late on Tuesday evening, one new case of coronavirus among residents was reported, bringing the total since the start of the outbreak to 224. Five residents were reported to be fully-recovered, bringing the total to 198. The number of residents with mild symptoms, recovering at home, has fallen to 21.