January 29, 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.

  • “We will have to move towards additional health measures”: this is the call launched this Thursday, December 23, 2021 by Rémi Salomon, president of the Medical Commission of Establishment of the AP-HP on RTL while France records a record number of contaminations linked to Covid-19 and that border countries have taken restrictions. We will reassess the health situation at the next Council of Ministers, scheduled for Monday, “said Gabriel Attal on Wednesday.
  • The latest report given by Public Health France on Wednesday evening reported 84,272 new contaminations. This is a daily record recorded in France since the start of the health crisis. The detailed report can be found at the bottom of the page.
  • Invited on BFM TV, this Wednesday, December 22, Olivier Véran, Minister of Health anticipated the record figures of the day. With the arrival of the Omicron variant, France “will very likely exceed 100,000 contaminations per day by the end of the month,” he said before adding that “unlike other variants, Omicron is multiplying at a speed such that it happens at the same time everywhere on the planet “.

And immediately

09:03 – “In Paris, one in 100 has the Covid”, announces Hidalgo

The comments on the massive spread of Covid-19 in recent days have only been confirmed. Latest data, that announced by Anne Hidalgo in an interview on BFMTV/RMC this Thursday morning: “Today, the incidence rate in Paris is 1000 per 100,000. This means that there is one inhabitant in a hundred who has the Covid”.

08:55 – Will there be enough self-tests for everyone for the holiday season?

Will there be enough self-tests for everyone for the holiday season? The question is asked by many professionals responsible for selling these homemade solutions to get tested for Covid-19. While several calls to test themselves before receiving people for Christmas or the New Year have been launched by the government and the Scientific Council, pharmacies are taken by storm and products are starting to run out. In several departments of France, such as Val-d’Oise, Sarthe, but also near Nice and Paris, many pharmacies are facing empty stocks. It must be said that this is the fastest solution to guard against any contamination, although it is not the most reliable.

08:25 – “We will have to go towards additional sanitary measures” launches Rémi Salomon

“We will have to go towards additional health measures”. This is what Rémi Salomon, president of the Medical Commission for the Establishment of Public Assistance of Paris Hospitals, believes this Thursday morning in an interview on RTL, “in view of what is happening with our neighbors”. Alerting to the contagiousness of the Omicron variant, he nevertheless recalled that the latter only caused “few serious cases”.

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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:

  • 8,798,028 cases confirmed by PCR (nursing home included), i.e. 84,272 more
  • 122,116 deaths in total (nursing homes included), i.e. 170 more
  • 95,083 deaths in hospital, i.e. 170 more
  • 27,033 deaths in nursing homes (not updated)
  • 16,118 people currently hospitalized, i.e. 42 more
  • 3,147 people currently in intensive care, i.e. 51 more
  • 1,404 new admitted to hospital (-257) and 322 in intensive care (-35)
  • 452,365 people discharged from hospital, i.e. 1,152 more
  • Test positivity rate: 6.77%, i.e. 0.03 point more
  • Incidence rate: 550.43 cases / 100,000, i.e. 4.58 points more

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.

  • In metropolitan France, the incidence rate increases in week 49 and passes to 508 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants (vs. 49 in W48, ie + 13%). The screening rate continued to increase in W49 (7,680/100,000, + 10% compared to W48). The test positivity rate was on the rise (6.6%, vs. 6.4% in W48). The corrected incidence rate was sharply increasing in all age groups: the highest rates were still observed in 6-10 year olds (1,082, + 9%), 30-39 year olds (729, + 16%) and 40-49 year olds (632, + 15%).
  • The number of hospitalizations on the rise. The indicators by date of admission showed 7,042 new hospitalizations in W49 (+ 12% compared to W48, where 6,311 new hospitalizations were counted) and 1,662 new admissions to critical care services (+ 15% compared to W48, where 1,440 Covid patients were admitted to critical care).
  • The Delta variant of the coronavirus is still the majority in France, 99% identified by sequencing during the latest Flash surveys.
  • Vaccination against Covid-19 is still progressing: As of December 14, vaccination coverage from anti-Covid vaccine was estimated at 78.0% of the population for at least one dose, 76.4% for a full vaccination. Among those aged 65 and over, 60.5% had received a booster dose.

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.

Click on a department to consult the list of its cities.

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.