Here is the live situation in France as of Thursday October 1, 2020 as for the Covid-19 pandemic. Trips, openings, masks, schools, aids, and other measures, here are news. The Direction générale de la Santé - Health Authorities - warned: "The viral circulation is clearly increasing in France [...]. With a daily toll over 1,000 infections, we came back to levels comparable with the end of lockdown".
In France, according to the latest report from the health authorities as for the COVID-19 pandemic, about 563,535 cases have been reported (+12,845) and 31,956 people have died. As of Wednesday September 30, 63 deaths in 24 hours have been reported in hospitals in 24 hours. The death toll in nursing homes states 10,692 deaths. And 21,264 (+63 in 24h) people have died in hospitals.
In France, 3,985 people have been checked in at the hospital over the past 7 days, including 826 serious cases in ICU. The positivity rate to tests increases to 7.6%.
According to Santé Publique France data, 65departments are currently vulnerable:
Île-de-France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Hauts-de-France and Grand Est gather 70% of people in ICU.
France reports 1,235 clusters including 64 new ones and 235 in nursing homes.
Coronavirus: 1,235 clusters investigated in France as of September 30, 2020
As of Wednesday September 30, 2020, France reports 1,235 coronavirus clusters currently being investigated, including 64 new ones over 24 hours. 65 departments in 104 are position of vigilance, and 69 departments have an incidence rate over 50 for 100,000 and are therefore in red area, and 14 of them are in scarlet area.
Coronavirus in île-de-France: 72 new clusters in a week, including 20 in Paris
How is the cluster situation in Ile-de-France? As of September 24, 2020, the Parisian region totaled 72 extra clusters. 423 clusters have been reported in the region since May 8, 2020. To keep tracking the number of clusters in Île-de-France, keep reading.
French Covid map, September 30: 65 departments on high vigilance
We keep on monitoring data as for the coronavirus situation in France closely. More and more departments are once again vigilance areas because of the virus being highly active. This Wednesday September 30, 2020, 65 departments are highly vulnerable, and 69 in red area, including 14 in scarlet area ans 2 on maximum alert.
Coronavirus: Paris and île-de-France, news as of Thursday October 1
Discover the latest news regarding the coronavirus pandemic in Paris and Ile-de-France. What is the situation in Paris and Ile-de-France as of Thursday October 1, 2020. Let's have an update on the evolution of the disease. What is the coronavirus situation like in the Parisian area? What are the latest news? Is the number of clusters increasing? We tell you more on reopenings, restrictions and measures.
Coronavirus in the world: 939 deaths in the US, 1,178 in India and 863 in Brazil in 24h
The whole world has been facing the unprecedented coronavirus health crisis for months. Discover updates on countries impacted by the coronavirus epidemic this Wednesday September 30, 2020. Over 33 million cases have been reported and over 1 million people have died of Covid-19 worldwide according to The Coronavirus App. The new case toll has never been this high, and some countries are facing new waves as they seemed to have curbed the epidemic.
Coronavirus: Lille Institut Pasteur discovers a promising cure
And what if the cure against coronavirus already exists? Searchers from Lille Institut Pasteur have discovered the existence of a molecule potentially active against the virus and, in all likelihood, not leading to side effects. A cure already commercialized on the European continent for other uses.
Coronavirus: Olivier Véran announces new measures, Paris on reinforced alert
French Health Minister has addressed the press this Wednesday September 23, 2020. Facing the “acceleration of the circulation of the virus” in France, Olivier Véran has made “measures fit for each territory” and unveil the new map of areas on alert in the different French departments. Paris and other major cities have been put on reinforced alert, new bans will be implemented starting Monday September 28, 2020.
Coronavirus: weddings, family reunions… Private gatherings now limited
In a report on the fight against coronavirus this Wednesday September 23, 2020, French Health Minister Olivier Véran has announced private gatherings were limited to 30 people in departments on alert, and to 10 people in departments on high alert for at least two weeks. Weddings, family reunions, birthdays, charity events… here are the latest news.
Coronavirus much deadlier than other viral epidemics
With about one million deaths in the world, Coronavirus ends up much deadlier than other viral epidemics we have experienced so far. Yet, we are still far from the 50 million Spanish flu deaths, and hope never going this far.
Coronavirus: schools and universities, main identified clusters
Santé Publique France data shows schools and universities are the main identified clusters. Only 22% of clusters have been reported in companies.
Coronavirus: “towards a generalized epidemic if nothing changes” the French Medical Association warns
This Sunday September 27, 2020 the president of the national council of the French Medical Association has urged to collective awareness about the threat of the virus. France is likely to experience a “generalized epidemic” in the upcoming months “if nothing changes” Patrick Bouet warns.
Coronavirus: bars officially close at 10 p.m. in Paris
Paris and the inner suburbs of Paris are now on reinforced alert. This is what Health Minister Olivier Véran announced this September 23, 2020 in his weekly press conference. Consequently, several restrictive measures have been made such as the anticipated closure of bars at 10 p.m. at the latest starting from Monday September 28. This restriction has been confirmed on September 25 by the Police Prefecture.
Coronavirus: selling alcohol is now prohibited after 10 p.m. in Paris
Because of the increase in new coronavirus cases in Paris, the police prefecture has announced to prohibit the sale of alcohol between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. A measure complementing those announced by Health Minister Olivier Véran on Wednesday September 23, 2020’s address.
Coronavirus: reinforced alert in Paris, what extra measures should you expect?
As the coronavirus epidemic is growing exponentially in France, Olivier Véran announced new measures depending on the seriousness of the situation. Paris being now listed as reinforced alert area, new restrictions are to be announced. But what should you expect in the event the situation worsens? Here are the measures that could be made in the French capital.
Coronavirus: big events gauge lowered to 1000 people
This Wednesday September 23, 2020, French Health Minister Olivier Véran addressed the press as for the situation of the coronavirus crisis, and announced gatherings for big events were limited to 1000 in departments in reinforced alert area. Stadiums, fairs, cultural events… Here are the places impacted!
Coronavirus: Paris and its inner suburbs on reinforced alert, restrictions
Paris and its inner suburbs are now put on reinforced alert, like Bordeaux, Lille, Rennes and even Toulouse and Montpellier. Therefore, new restrictions have been announced by Health Minister Olivier Véran this September 23, 2020. Here are the new restrictions in Paris, Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis and Val-de-Marne.
French Open 2020: program and health requirements
The French Open will officially take place from September 21 to October 11, 2020. Regardless of coronavirus, the best of world's tennis meets for three weeks, at the Porte d'Auteuil, for THE unmissable event of the tennis season. Tickets go on sale on July 16, 2020. No more than 5,000 spectators are allowed per day.
Coronavirus: even lighter health protocole in schools
Over 2,000 classes shut down to curb the spread of coronavirus: to reduce this number and enable children from preschools and elementary schools to get access to education, the health protocol goes softer starting Tuesday September 22.
Coronavirus: the French National Authority for Health validates the use of saliva tests
This Friday September 18, the French National Authority for Health has allowed the use of saliva tests for coronavirus to people showing symptoms. These tests for coronavirus are said to arrive "by October", Delfraissy says.
Coronavirus: the rise of new cases "probably underestimated" Santé Publique France says
Every week, Santé Publique France shares an epidemiologic review on the evolution of the coronavirus epidemic throughout the country. As of September 17, 2020, all indicators have increased. The organization also says it is likely the number of new cases confirmed has been underestimated.