COVID. The peak of contamination linked to the Covid-19 epidemic in France should be reached in a few days. The Minister of Health indicated this Wednesday, January 12 that it is possible that the peak is followed plateau, which would be deleterious.
15:01 – Brigitte Macron supports caregivers
Guest of the TF1 1pm newscast, the First Lady said she supported the caregivers: “We are with them and we will help them as much as possible. They will hold on, they must hold on. There is no help. other means “.
14:50 – “The vaccine pass should come into effect from next week”, indicates Gabriel Attal
During his press briefing, Gabriel Attal indicated that “the vaccination pass should enter into force from next week”.
14:31 – Gabriel Attal recognizes hiccups in communication on health protocols at schools
This Wednesday, Gabriel Attal recognizes a failure in the communication of school health protocols: “Some information arrived late, it’s true”, he conceded during his press briefing, before justifying that “obviously, everything was not perfect. All is not perfect in the management of the crisis. There may be mistakes, announcements made at the last moment “.
And to add: “We prefer to face these difficulties and these criticisms, rather than to say that the easiest not to be criticized is to close the schools”
2:15 p.m. – 2% of classes closed
According to Gabriel Attal, 2% of the classes are currently closed.
14:01 – School health protocol: “We want to live as normally as possible despite the virus”
During his report to the Council of Ministers, government spokesman Gabriel Attal defended the executive’s strategy of keeping schools open despite the heavy traffic of Omicron: “We are not deviating from our course: we want to live as normally as possible despite the virus, “he insisted. And to add: “Behind the closed classes, it would be the whole of society which would lower the curtains. This would have consequences on the daily life of our fellow citizens”. Concluding that “the closing of schools will never be an easy one, it must remain a last resort”, the Secretary of State to the Prime Minister recalled: “We prefer to test than to close”.
13:00 – 500 people per day request AstraZeneca monoclonal antibody treatment
Olivier Nataf, president of the French subsidiary of AstraZeneca, said on Wednesday at the microphone of BFMTV that 500 people per day requested to receive the monoclonal antibody treatment developed by AstraZeneca, the Evusheld.
As a reminder, Evusheld (tixagevimab / cilgavimab) allows immunosuppressed people in whom the vaccine does not work to avoid severe forms. “We inject the antibodies that the person cannot manufacture”, explained Olivier Nataf. Authorized in France since December 9, more than “3,000 patients have been able to use it” for the moment, he added. And to indicate that the company estimates that in the long term, “350,000 people” in France could benefit from it. Mr. Nataf welcomed the protection offered by the treatment, which he said is “almost immediate, in 6 hours” and lasts up to “6 months”.
12:41 – Marine Le Pen in favor of dropping the three self-tests at school
Guest of BFMTV, the National Rally candidate for the presidential election Marine Le Pen said on Wednesday that she was in favor of abandoning the three self-tests at school, a device that is part of the school health protocol: “Leave the young people and children alone. […]. These protocols drive parents and teachers crazy. Children if they are sick, they are mild forms. I am for stopping letting children cry. They are belted to do tests, “she hammered, without offering an alternative.
12:20 – Between 2,500 and 3,600 daily hospitalizations at the height of the 5th wave
According to the Institut Pasteur, France could record between 2,500 and 3,600 daily hospitalizations at the height of the 5th wave in mid-January, given the circulation and virulence of Omicron as well as the measures already in place.
11:59 am – Over 420,000 cases on January 3
According to a catch-up carried out by Public Health France, 427,410 positive people were detected on January 3. A new record for the number of new daily infections.
11:44 – Yazdan Yazdanpanah recalls the importance of barrier gestures
At the microphone of France 2, the infectious disease specialist Yazdan Yazdanpanah recalled the importance of barrier gestures: “The only one is not enough: the population must respect a certain number of rules. Wearing a mask correctly” is one of them, he detailed.
11:31 – Covdi-19 could eventually become a seasonal virus
On France 2 this Wednesday, infectious disease specialist Yazdan Yazdanpanah assumed that the coronavirus could become a seasonal virus, in which case it would be necessary to “vaccinate vulnerable populations” regularly, as for the flu.
11:16 – A peak in new infections during the “second half of January”
On the Télématin plateau on France 2, Yazdan Yazdanpanah indicated that in all likelihood, “we will reach a peak” of contamination during the “second half of January”, which will result in hospitals “at the beginning of February” according to him.
And to add: “We are concerned because the number of contaminations is so important that there will be an impact on the hospital”.
10:59 – “We must be at 500,000 cases per day”
This Wednesday, the infectious disease specialist Yazdan Yazdanpanah indicated that with the strong circulation of Omicron, “we must be at 500,000 cases per day”, which amounts to saying “one in two” has contracted Covid-19 in France .
10:50 – “Another month” of hospital tension, predicts Yazdan Yazdanpanah
Guest of Télématin, the infectious disease specialist and member of the Scientific Council Yazdan Yazdanpanah indicated to foresee “one more month” of hospital tension, during which it will be necessary to be “very vigilant”.
10:34 – “We want to keep the school open” insists Olivier Véran
At the microphone of Franceinfo, Oliver Véran defended the health protocol at school, explaining that with the latest measures put in place at school, we want to slow down the virus, but we do not want to slow down education more than necessary “.
And to add: “It was necessary, in a pragmatic way, to reassess our capacity at the same time to protect the school, to protect the families, to protect the children. I salute the mobilization of the teaching staff, the parents of pupils and once again, from all the actors who allow us to achieve this. I am convinced that the self-test device distributed free of charge in pharmacies for families is a device that will allow us to maintain the education of children. “
According to the latest data from Public Health France, communicated on Tuesday, January 11, the seven-day average continues to increase and is now close to 275,000 new cases. In the past 24 hours, 268 people have died from Covid-19 in hospital. The incidence rate has once again increased in the past 24 hours and is now 2,790 new contaminations per 100,000 inhabitants, or 233 points more than the day before. Here is the detailed report:
According to the latest epidemiological point of Public Health France (SPF), published Thursday, January 6, France is facing an “extremely marked acceleration in the circulation of SARS-CoV-2 linked to the very rapid progression of the Omicron variant and increase in news hospitalizations “. On average, the incidence rate was 1,908 positive cases per 100,000 population nationwide.
Follow the evolution of the coronavirus in your town using the map below. Click on a department to display the list of municipalities. Also find all the details on this mapping and the full point by city and by department in our article on the Covid map in France.
Since mid-October 2020, Public Health France has been communicating incidence data (number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants) at the municipal level. The figures are at this stage communicated according to a scale (10, 20, 50, 150, 250, 500, 1000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants). The data are expressed on a rolling week, which means that they are calculated on a day D from the tests carried out between 3 and 9 days previously. To access information relating to the coronavirus in your town, enter its name into the search engine or click on its department in the map below.
As a reminder, the incidence rate corresponds to the number of new cases of Covid-19 over a period of one week, compared to the total population of a territory (country, region, department or municipality). This indicator is generally expressed in number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The screening rate gives the number of people who have tested for the coronavirus out of the total number of inhabitants, during the period. It is also expressed most often on 100,000 inhabitants. Finally, the test positivity rate gives the percentage of positive tests for the coronavirus, compared to the total number of tests carried out over the period.