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:
- January 20, 2021France to keep ski lifts shut due to Covid-19, in blow to winter sports tourism
Ski lifts at resorts in France will stay closed at the start of February, the government said on Wednesday, essentially writing off this winter sports tourism season due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
- January 20, 2021'No repentance nor apologies' for colonial abuses in Algeria, says Macron
French President Emmanuel Macron has ruled out issuing an official apology for abuses in Algeria, his office said Wednesday, ahead of a major report on how France is facing up to its colonial past in …
- January 19, 2021France's Macron says success in Sahel enables operational change
President Emmanuel Macron opened the door on Tuesday to withdrawing some troops from Africa’s Sahel region, saying France could “adjust” its operations after successes against Islamist militants and t …
- January 19, 2021French ex-PM Balladur goes on trial over 'Karachi affair' kickback allegations
Former French prime minister Edouard Balladur goes on trial Tuesday on charges that he used kickbacks from arms deals in the 1990s to fund a failed presidential run, a case known as the “Karachi affai …
- January 18, 2021Michelin bestows 2021 restaurant stars despite Covid-19 closures
The Michelin Guide consecrated France’s 30th three-star restaurant on Monday as it presented its awards for 2021 against the backdrop of the Covid-19 crisis, which has seen chefs forced to close their …
- January 18, 2021Macron hails French Muslim council charter to combat extremism
President Emmanuel Macron praised French Muslim leaders on Monday after they agreed on a “charter of principles” aimed at combatting sectarianism and radicalised teachings blamed for a surge in jihadi …
- January 18, 2021Disneyland Paris delays reopening to April 2 amid coronavirus pandemic
Disneyland Paris said on Monday it was postponing its reopening by almost two months, to April 2, due to the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- January 18, 2021France begins Covid-19 vaccination rollout for people over 75
France began a nationwide campaign to inoculate people over 75 on Monday as officials sought to ease concerns about deliveries of coronavirus vaccines.
- January 18, 2021Behind the scenes as France's presidential palace gets a makeover
The “salle des fêtes” of France’s Élysée Palace is a place of power, pageantry and prestige. As well as press conferences and official dinners, it’s here that the French president is sworn in. This ce …
- January 17, 2021France launches public consultation on legalising cannabis
France is Europe’s biggest cannabis consumer, despite having some of the continent’s toughest laws against the drug. In response to this failure of the law to act as a deterrent, a group of MPs from a …