Monaco’s coronavirus positive rate, based on 3,028 PCR and antigen tests carried out in the seven days to Sunday, October 17, has risen to 59.97 from 52.15 a week earlier.

In the Alpes-Maritimes on Monday, the infection rate per 100,000 stood at 62.2 percent.

The near convergence of rates following many weeks in which the Alpes-Maritimes had much higher rates of infection has clear implications for health restrictions in the Principality in the near future.

The latest increase in infection rates in Monaco also underlines the fact that the coronavirus pandemic has not gone away and the Health Pass will most likely continue in place as a central measure of control, despite recent relaxations in the rules.