The benchmark coronavirus incidence rate doubled in one week from September 11 to September 18, with 174 people, adjusted to a basis of 100,000 people, testing positive, compared to 87 one week earlier. There figures were based on 998 PCR and antigen tests.

A total of 42 residents with mild symptoms are recovering at home under the supervision of the Home Monitoring Centre.

The number of patients in Princess Grace Hospital receiving treatment for coronavirus symptoms stands at nine, including only three residents.

As in France, the increase in infections has prompted the authorities to warn of a potential eighth wave and for people to take available vaccinations.

FILE PHOTO: Jabs in Germany in 2021 Reuters