As for the evolution of the situation on Thursday March 4, 2021, there are 25,279 new cases confirmed. Therefore 3,835,595 people have been infected by coronavirus since the epidemic started in France. 293 people have died since the latest report in France, totalling 87,835 deaths including 62,862 (+293) at the hospital and 24,973 in nursing homes. At least 2,984,202 people have been given the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in France.
As of Monday March 1, 2021, the incidence rate, that is to say the number of patients with RT-PCR+ test for 100,000 inhabitants per week increased and reached 220.4. The R, representing the average amount of people contaminated by each person infected by COVID-19, reached 1.08. The occupancy rate of ICU beds in France reaches 71.8% as of March 4, 2021. 7.31% of tests performed in France are positive over the past seven days.
ICU beds occupancy rate per region as of March 4, 2021:
All departments are vulnerable:
Covid: Jean Castex's statements - Thursday March 4, 2021
A new press brief has been held this Thursday March 4, 2021 at 6 p.m.: Jean Castex and his government presented the latest measures and governmental decisions as for the health crisis. 3 departments, namely Hautes-Alpes, Aisne, and Aube, are placed under strengthened surveillance. Furthermore, the weekend lockdown solution is extended - starting Friday March 5 - to Pas-de-Calais.
Incidence rate in France as of March 4, 2021
Jean Castex announced nationwide curfew from 6 p.m. for at least two weeks. The incidence rate by department remains an indicator to monitor very closely to know more about the evolution of the epidemic. As a matter of fact, even though departments exceeding the threshold of 200 positive cases for 100,000 inhabitants were first to make new measures to fight against the spread of the epidemic, including implementing extended curfew, brought forward to 6 p.m., the entire country now has to comply with the measure until the situation improves. Here are the incidence rates in each department as of Thursday March 4, 2021.
Departments requiring vigilance as of January 15, 2021: