Coronavirus cases and fatalities in France
The number is based on confirmed diagnostic tests. It is very likely that the true number of COVID-19 cases is higher as many cases are asymptomatic.
New COVID-19 cases and fatalities per day in France
This is a good indicator of “flattening the curve” — when there is a steady decreasing trend, it is an indicator that the spread of the disease is slowing down.
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WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS COVID-19?
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that causes illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases.
It is zoonotic, meaning that it was transmitted from animal to human. It is now sure that the disease can be transmitted from human to human.
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, coughing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE VIRUS?
The virus does not spread on its own. People who have the virus are the ones who spread it. Therefore, the following measures can help you protect yourself (and others) from the virus:
- Wash your hands very often;
- Cover your mouth and nose with your sleeve or with a tissue when you cough or sneeze;
- Use single-use tissues, and then throw them away;
- Do not shake hands or greet people with kisses on the cheek;
- Avoid gatherings, reduce travel and contacts.
What should you do if you are feeling ill?
If, while you are in France, you have signs of a respiratory infection (a fever or feverish feeling, a cough), stay at home and call a doctor. If the symptoms get worse, dial 15 or call or send a text to 114 if you have a speech or hearing impairment.
Coronavirus in France News:
- April 19, 2021‘Annette’, starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, to open Cannes film festival
The new film from French auteur Leos Carax will open the delayed Cannes Film Festival in July, the organisers said Monday.
- April 19, 2021Macron wants change in law after Jewish woman’s killer deemed ‘not criminally responsible’
President Emmanuel Macron urged a change in French law after a man who murdered a Jewish woman in 2017 avoided a trial on the grounds he acted in delirium due to drug-taking, in an interview published …
- April 19, 2021Eating disorders on the rise in France amid Covid-19 pandemic
As some people cope with the anxiety and uncertainty generated by the Covid-19 pandemic by focusing on diet and exercise, eating disorders are on the rise. In France, the influx of cases is pushing al …
- April 19, 2021Kings of the sky: The pilots of the Patrouille de France
The pilots of the Patrouille de France are the undisputed masters of the air. Their planes fly at 600 kilometres an hour, just three metres apart. Every year, a new team is selected to represent the k …
- April 18, 2021Radical Pakistan party frees police hostages after anti-France protests
Eleven Pakistani police officers seized by supporters of a radical Islamist group as part of their campaign to get the French ambassador expelled have been released, the interior minister said Monday. …
- April 18, 2021How Black Lives Matter put slave reparations back on the agenda
The US House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to advance a bill that would create a commission to study the idea of reparations for slavery, an idea that has also been gaining g …
- April 18, 2021French unions sound alarm over hospital interns’ suicides, endless work amid Covid-19
After a year working brutally long hours on the “Covid front-line”, hospital interns in France are at breaking point, to the extent that some of them have even committed suicide, according to a nation …
- April 18, 2021Now playing: The Barista! Movie posters at Paris cinemas feature lockdown heroes
Parisian cinemas are displaying movie posters of local heroes – like real-life baristas, bakers, grocers and hairdressers – as movie houses remain shuttered due to Covid-19. Aimed at boosting local bu …
- April 18, 2021France pledges more than €1 billion in aid for farmers, winemakers hit by frost
French Prime Minister Jean Castex on Saturday pledged more than one billion euros in aid for farmers and winemakers reeling from the worst frost in decades.
- April 17, 2021Covid-19: France to impose quarantine on arrivals from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and S. Africa
France will impose a 10-day mandatory quarantine on those arriving from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and South Africa over concerns about variants of the coronavirus stemming from the region, the office o …