Coronavirus in France, the situation on Wednesday January 20, 2021

Published by My B. · Photos by My B. · Published on 20 January 2021 at 07h40 · Updated on 20 January 2021 at 10h41
Discover the situation in France as for the Covid-19 epidemic on Wednesday January 20, 2021. Where is the Covid-19 epidemic at in France? According to the latest report, 656 people died, and 23,608 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 Wednesday January 20, 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 2,938,333 cases have been reported naming +23,608 in 24h. 

This Tuesday January 19, 202171,342 people have died including 656 deaths in 24 hours have been reported. The death toll in nursing homes states 21,646 (+287) deaths. And 49,696 (+369 in 24h) people have died in hospitals. 

The reproduction rate R reaches 1.14, the incidence rate reaches 188, and the hospital pressure is at 54.4%, confirming the epidemic is escalating.

In France, 25,567 (-52) people are at the hospital, including 2,839 (+26) serious cases in ICU

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

The most impacted regions in France:

  • Île-de-France: 4,852 people hospitalized, and 50 deaths in 24h
  • Grand Est: 3,065 people hopistalized, and 38 deaths in 24h
  • Hauts de France: 2,329 people hospitalized, and 53 deaths in 24h
  • Auvergne Rhône Alpes: 3,955 people hospitalized, and 69 deaths in 24h
  • Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur: 2,814 people hospitalized, and 37 deaths in 24h
  • Brittany: 579 people hospitalized, and 9 deaths in 24h
  • Normandy: 1,233 people hospitalized, and 21 deaths in 24h
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine: 1,317 people hospitalized, and 17 deaths in 24h
  • Pays de la Loire: 888 people hospitalized, and 15 deaths in 24h
  • Occitanie: 1,512 people hospitalized, and 15 deaths in 24h
  • Centre-Val de Loire: 989 people hospitalized, and 22 deaths in 24h
  • Bourgogne-Franche-Comté: 1,785 people hospitalized, and 26 deaths in 24h

France reports 1,921 clusters including 725 in nursing homes

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According to data already made available Covid vaccines on the market or being approved protect from being contaminated, but do they prevent from transmitting the virus to somebody else? We try to answer this 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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This Tuesday January 5, 2021 French President Macron unveiled his leads to speed the Covid vaccine campaign up as it started late December to Touraine elected representatives. Simplified consent in nursing homes, number of vaccine centers per department… here is everything you need to know!

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A new Health Defense Council is to be held this Wednesday January 13, 2021 at the Elysée Palace just before the Ministerial Council and the day before Olivier Véran and Jean Castex's press brief. A third lockdown might be addressed.

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Halted at the Chinese borders for a week because of lacking necessary permissions, WHO's team of investigators is expected to start their mission from Thursday January 14. International experts have been mandated to find the origins of Covid-19.

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How many people have been given the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in France? What are the regions vaccinating the most? This Tuesday January 19, 2021, the Health Minister announced 585,664 people have been vaccinated in France since December 27, 2020. Keep reading to find out more about the number of people vaccinated per region.

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