January 24, 2022

record contamination, big concern before Christmas

COVID. On the eve of Christmas Eve, concern grows on the side of the government and health authorities in the face of the number of new cases of Covid-19. The 84,000 recorded in the last 24 hours is a record. New measures are called for.

16:55 – Vaccine pass bill: will France implement the “2G +” rule?

According to Le Parisien, the government would consider integrating into the vaccination pass a measure requiring a negative test in addition to a vaccination schedule, in particular to go to certain places where the risk of contamination is greater. This measure, indicated in the sentence indicating that a decree will decide on cases “in which the interest of public health and the state of the health situation require a plurality of supporting documents”, is inspired by the so-called “2G +” rule. – rule already in force in several of our European neighbors. The Ministry of Health has confirmed that it is considering the possible implementation of this measure.

4:46 p.m. – Racing 92, affected by Covid-19, is forced to stop training

The world of sport is also hit hard by the wave of Covid-19, in France as in other countries. Within the Racing 92 team, nearly 10 cases of coronavirus have been detected, reports The Parisian. Cases that cost the Hauts-de-Seine club its training since Wednesday, December 22. Friday 24, a new series of screening on rugby players so far negative will decide, or not, the resumption of training … and the holding of the meeting with Pau – the two teams being supposed to face each other next Monday, in as part of the 13th day of the Top 14.

16:26 – Vaccine pass: 1000 fine from the first presentation of a fake

In the bill on the vaccine pass is indicated, according to Camille Colin who was able to consult the text, that the presentation of a false vaccine pass would be punished, from the first failure, by a fine of 1,000 euros – against 135 currently.

16:13 – The vaccine pass bill partially unveiled

Camille Colin indicated, this Thursday, December 23, that the bill transforming the health pass into a vaccination pass, which must be presented next Monday in the Council of Ministers, will offer a vaccination pass from the age of 12, with the exception of visitors and hospital patients. and nursing homes, which may present a health pass dating back less than 24 hours. Finally, it provides “the possibility for professionals in establishments open to the public to request an identity document ‘in case of doubt’ about the vaccination pass”.

16:08 – The bill presented on Monday intends to extend the state of emergency in Martinique

Still according to Camille Colin, the bill presented on Monday, December 27, provides for the extension of the state of health emergency in Martinique until March 31, 2022.

16:03 – The bill presented on Monday provides for declaring a state of health emergency in Reunion

On his twitter account, Camille Colin, political journalist at LCI and TF1, indicated to have had access to the bill which will be presented next Monday in the Council of Ministers. According to the journalist, this bill provides for the establishment of a state of health emergency on the island of Reunion.

15:43 – Curfew: “We are not going to spoil the lives of the French at Christmas without being sure that it changes something”

Near RMC, an adviser to Olivier Véran indicated, on December 23, that a curfew was not, for the moment, on the agenda in France: “We are not going to spoil the lives of the French in Christmas without being sure that it changes anything “, he detailed.

While its European neighbors are increasingly putting in place drastic measures to counter Omicron, France prefers not to come to such restrictions, judging that a curfew would perhaps be ineffective and “would not stop without no doubt this new wave, “reported a relative of the Minister of Health. In addition, the French executive insists that vaccination is better in France than elsewhere in Europe. Information that denies RMC, recalling that, if 72% of French people are vaccinated, 78% of Danes are: their cultural places have nevertheless been closed.

3:17 pm – Having recently had the Covid will allow you to have a vaccination pass

This Thursday, December 23, the Ministry of Health and Solidarity assured the Parisian that having recently contracted the Covid-19 will make it possible to have a vaccine pass – provided that the bill transforming the health pass into a vaccine pass is approved by Parliament. This decision follows the “one infection = one injection” rule established by the Ministry of Health.

14:53 – More vaccinated than unvaccinated in intensive care?

In his last report, the Directorate of Research, Studies, Evaluation and Statistics (DREES) reports that the unvaccinated represent 41% of hospital admissions. Some quickly deduced that vaccination did not protect against hospitalizations, serious forms and death. However, this figure should be placed in context: 9% of the French population is not vaccinated, an extremely low figure. Proportionally, it is therefore normal that the number of vaccinated in intensive care, who tests positive for Covid-19 or who dies is higher. In addition, the Drees notes that, despite representing only 9% of the population aged 20 and over, the unvaccinated “are significantly over-represented, relative to their share in the general population, among those who test positive. by PCR to Covid-19 …]. Their over-representation is even more important among hospitalized people and also among those who have died “. Indeed, while non-vaccinated people represent “9% of the population aged 20 and over, they represent 25% of people tested positive by RT-PCR and reporting symptoms, 41% of people admitted to conventional hospitalization, 52 % of admissions to critical care and 38% of deaths during the last 4 weeks “.

And to conclude: “Therefore, the number of events related to Covid-19 (positive tests, hospitalizations, deaths) is much higher for the unvaccinated than for the vaccinated with a comparable population size”.

14:31 – How many French people are vaccinated against Covid-19?

On his site, the Ministry of Health and Solidarity indicates that 52,642,823 people have received at least one injection, or 78.1% of the total population, as of December 22. At the same date, 51,553,975 people had a complete vaccination schedule, ie 76.5% of the total population.

14:14 – 21,222,662 booster doses were performed

the Ministry of Health and Solidarity indicated that, as of December 22, 21,222,662 booster doses had been carried out. This is 666,192 more than 24 hours previously. A total of 12,979,075 booster doses have been administered as of at least December 2021, to date.

14:00 – For the Scientific Council, Omicron can create a “disorganization of society” in January (2/2)

For the Scientific Council, if such a situation occurs, the executive should revise downward the eviction rules currently in force, in order to avoid paralysis of the country. For Olivier Guérin, thus: “At the hospital, contact cases are no longer in eviction, we already do not respect the rule, because it is not possible […] On asymptomatic positives, we have to ask ourselves the question between the benefit of keeping the line of work and the risk of viral spread “.

13:59 – For the Scientific Council, Omicron can create a “disorganization of society” in January (1/2)

While “hundreds of thousands of cases per day” are expected in January, the Scientific Council fears that the Omicron variant will create a “disorganization of society” from the beginning of next January. At issue: the many aforementioned contaminations, which are said to be the cause of staff shortages, both in public and private services. On BFMTV, Olivier Guérin, doctor of the University Hospital of Nice and member of the Scientific Council, thus predicted staff shortages in “the strategic sectors of our company such as food distribution, security, energy, transport, communications or even health “. Same story in health: for the doctor from Nice, there is no doubt that the lack of nursing staff could cause “structural difficulties in the management of patients”.

13:41 – 6.2 million Covid tests performed last week, a new record

The week of December 13 to 19, 6.2 million Covid-19 screening tests were carried out. A record number that exceeds that, already itself a record, noted the Ministry of Health. This explosion in the number of Covid-19 screenings is explained by the end of year celebrations, during which the executive has repeatedly ordered to be tested.

13:35 – Vaccine pass: the bill examined in committee at the National Assembly on Wednesday, December 29

While the bill transforming the health pass into a vaccination pass continues to spill ink, the text will be examined in committee at the National Assembly next Wednesday, December 29. The Minister of Health and Solidarity Olivier Véran will be heard on the same day.

As a reminder, the text of the bill transforming the health pass into a vaccination pass must also be presented to the Council of Ministers on Monday, December 27.


According to the latest data from Public Health France, communicated Wednesday, December 22, the seven-day average continues to increase, exceeding 56,883 new cases. In the past 24 hours, 170 people have died from Covid-19 in hospital. The incidence rate also continues to increase over the past 24 hours and is now 550.43 new contaminations per 100,000 inhabitants, ie 4.58 points more than the day before. Here is the detailed report:

According to the latest epidemiological point of Public Health France (SPF), published Thursday, December 16, “the progression of the circulation of SARS-CoV-2 continued, with hospital indicators still on the rise”. On average, nearly 48,700 cases were diagnosed each day and the incidence rate was 508 positive cases per 100,000 population in many regions – the incidence rate therefore exceeded those of the peaks of 2nd, 3rd and 4th wave.

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.