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:
- May 31, 2020‘The soul of our city’: Paris restaurants, cafés to reopen for terrace-only service
An essential part of life for a city renowned for its eating and drinking culture, Paris’s restaurants, cafés and bars will reopen on June 2, but only for seating outside – on the grounds that Covid-1 …
- May 30, 2020France's Covid-19 case numbers continue to decline
France’s coronavirus case numbers continue to decline, health officials said on Saturday, with 14,380 patients currently in hospital, down from 14,695 a day earlier.
- May 30, 2020Picnics at last: Paris parks reopen after Covid-19 lockdown
Parks and gardens in Paris reopen on Saturday as France enters the second phase of its relaxation of lockdown rules that were imposed to stem the spread of Covid-19.
- May 30, 2020Mainstream parties make ‘fragile’ pact against far-right National Rally in France’s Perpignan
Perpignan on France’s Mediterranean coast is seen as the best bet for the National Rally (formerly National Front) as it seeks to win a major city in the second round of the country’s local elections …
- May 29, 2020French health workers angry as reforms threaten famous 35-hour working week
As French health workers continue to demonstrate demanding better pay and conditions after gruelling work on the coronavirus frontline, the government has announced that significant healthcare reforms …
- May 29, 2020Covid-19: France’s daily death toll stays under 100 for ninth consecutive day
France’s coronavirus death toll rose by less than a 100 for the ninth day running on Friday, as the country gears up for a new easing of lockdown measures.
- May 29, 2020Louvre preparing to re-open July 6 as France eases Covid-19 lockdown
The Louvre museum in Paris on Friday said it was planning to re-open its doors on July 6 following new steps announced by French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe to ease the country’s Covid-19 lockdown …
- May 29, 2020French kids tell us their Covid-19 stories
This week, we’re taking a look at the Covid-19 crisis from a child’s perspective. Between new and daunting ways of schooling, closed-down play areas, cancelled holidays and the arrival of worrying fac …
- May 29, 2020French mortality rate for first-half of May lower than in 2019 despite Covid-19
French mortality rates between May 1 and 18 were six percent lower than for the same period last year and one percent below the rate seen over that period in 2018, despite the coronavirus epidemic, st …
- May 29, 2020'Sanitary brigades' for contact tracing, companies benefiting from Covid-19 and more
As France eases its coronavirus lockdown measures, FRANCE 24 brings you four reports on the consequences in Paris and around the country.