The latest figures from “Santé Publique France” re the 7th COVID-19 wave in France show a huge increase in the incidence rate in all age groups and whole France territory – metropolitan France and overseas territories.
However, the 0-9 Yo age group is the most affected with +65% of children infected e.g. 305 per 100,000 inhabitants in week 25 (from 20th to 26th of June 2022).From many sources we acknowledge already that this number will steadily increase in the upcoming weeks.
As a result, the number of children to be tested is also increasing, and nasopharyngeal PCR tests are not necessarily suitable for this population. Therefore, some manufacturers of lab supplies have launched solutions that are more playful for the patient but also safer for the sampler.