Coronavirus in France, the situation on Saturday January 23, 2021

Published by My B. · Photos by My B. · Published on 23 January 2021 at 09h16 · Updated on 23 January 2021 at 20h55
Discover the situation in France as for the Covid-19 epidemic on Saturday January 23, 2021. Where is the Covid-19 epidemic at in France? According to the latest report, 649 people died, and 23,692 new cases. Early curfew has been called on. Discover the latest measures instated, the news as for the reopenings and cancelations, breakthroughs on cures and the latest data and reports.

Here is the live situation in France as of Saturday January 23, 2021 as for the Covid-19 pandemic. Restrictions, cancelations, schools, aids, and other measures, here are the latest news and the main news to retain.

The latest news are to be discovered below the main news.

In France, according to the latest report from the health authorities as for the COVID-19 pandemic, about 3,011,257 cases have been reported naming +23,692 in 24h. 

This Friday January 22, 202172,647 people have died including 649 deaths in 24 hours have been reported. The death toll in nursing homes states 21,976 (+330 in 4 days) deaths. And 50,671 (+319 in 24h) people have died in hospitals. 

The reproduction rate R reaches 1.08, the incidence rate reaches 199, and the hospital pressure is at 56.3%, confirming the epidemic is escalating.

In France, 25,908 (+173) people are at the hospital, including 2,912 (+36) serious cases in ICU

According to Santé Publique France data, 100  departments are currently vulnerable

The most impacted regions in France:

  • Île-de-France: 4,873 people hospitalized, and 43 deaths in 24h
  • Grand Est: 3,006 people hopistalized, and 44 deaths in 24h
  • Hauts de France: 2,409 people hospitalized, and 39 deaths in 24h
  • Auvergne Rhône Alpes: 3,787 people hospitalized, and 57 deaths in 24h
  • Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur: 2,990 people hospitalized, and 37 deaths in 24h
  • Brittany: 613 people hospitalized, and 5 deaths in 24h
  • Normandy: 1,292 people hospitalized, and 13 deaths in 24h
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine: 1,357 people hospitalized, and 23 deaths in 24h
  • Pays de la Loire: 949 people hospitalized, and 11 deaths in 24h
  • Occitanie: 1,613 people hospitalized, and 10 deaths in 24h
  • Centre-Val de Loire: 991 people hospitalized, and 15 deaths in 24h
  • Bourgogne-Franche-Comté: 1,785 people hospitalized, and 25 deaths in 24h

France reports 1,921 clusters including 725 in nursing homes

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At the dawn of the Covid vaccination campaign in France, this Saturday December 19, 2020 the Haute Autorité de Santé has issued a release. It addresses the usefulness issue of having people already infected with coronavirus vaccinated. An issue addressed this Friday January 8, 2021 by Paris Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière immunology unit head Guy Gorochov.

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As this Friday January 8, Pfizer laboratory announced in a release their product was effective against the new UK and South-African strains of the virus, here is that a new study seems to say the South-African variant might resist the product. Here is more on the matter.

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So far, as two vaccines have been approved in France, many French people are wondering if they can choose what Covid vaccine they want injected. This January 7, invited on BFMTV, Health Minister Olivier Véran answered the question.

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Moderna vaccine is now approved by the the Haute Autorité de Santé. French control announced they delivered their decision this Friday Janaury 8, 2021 as for issuing the product on the territory. The vaccine has been approved already this Wednesday January 6 by the European Medicines Agency.

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Unlike the United Kingdom or Germany, the French government seems to have ruled out the prospect of another total lockdown to stop the third epidemic wave. Yet this Thursday January 7, Prime Minister Jean Castex warns against the danger of the current epidemic situation at a press brief. Curfew is kept at 8 p.m. everywhere in France, excluding 25 departments already under curfew from 6 p.m. Var and Drôme are being included in the list starting tomorrow. Haute-Savoie remains under curfew from 8 p.m.

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A new press brief has been held this Thursday January 14, 2021 at 6 p.m.: Jean Castex and his government presented the latest measures and governmental decisions as for the health crisis. The situation is said to be "under control but fragile". 6 p.m. curfew is extended to mainland France, the health protocol is reinforced in schools, border controls are made harder and aids extended... Keep reading to find out more.

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Jean Castex intended to be optimistic, betting on reopening bars and restaurants past mid-February. But according to Le Point, they will more likely open from Easter, naming around April 6, 2021.

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As part of a press brief held this Thursday January 7, 2021, Jean Castex and Olivier Véran addressed the ongoing vaccine campaign widely detailed this January 5 by Health Minister Olivier Véran. Opening of the first vaccine centers in cities by the end of January, as well as the possibility for firefighters and home helpers aged 50+ to get vaccinated now, as well as people aged 75+ by the end of the month... Keep reading to find out more.

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The British variant - as well as the South-African variant - called VOC-2020 has health authorities very worried. More contagious for adults and children, it is now tracked in France, Olivier Véran said this Thursday January 14, at a press brief. Additional measures are made to prevent these variants from spreading.

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After the United-Kingdom, it is South Africa that has scientists worried. They say a new variant of coronavirus found in the country is likely “more transmissible” than the previous strains already known, and may resist vaccines currently inoculated around the world, a study reads.

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As the health emergency is extended to February 16, 2021, as passed this last November, the government has presented a bill extending the emergency to June 1 to the Ministerial Council, including transitional arrangement up to December 30. Some LREM and opposition parliamentarians wish to implement a closer review clause.

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The research for covid vaccine goes on… This Thursday January 7, pharmaceutical and agrochemical group Bayer announced they signed a partnership with laboratory CureVac to develop the ongoing vaccine. A vaccine that entered on December 14 the third clinical trial phase.

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This Thursday January 14, Jean Castex announced curfew from 6 p.m. will have all storekeepers in France to close earlier, for at least two weeks. To overcome lost working hours, the government allows storekeepers to open on Sundays. But they call for an easier process.

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Good news for people that have been infected with Covid-19… According to a new study released on Tuesday December 22, 2020 in Science Immunology, coronavirus immunity might last over eight months. A study completing the one released this past November 16 by La Jolla Institute of Immunology explaining that neutralizing antobodies are present for at least six months.

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Allowed to be issued since June 2020, the famous spit-in-a-cup test Eeasycov has been allowed to be reimbursed in France. Developed by a Montpellier-based startup, this test kit enables you to know within forty minutes if you are positive or not to coronavirus, by only requiring four saliva drops.

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