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:
- August 12, 2020France sees most new daily Covid-19 cases since May
More than 2,500 new coronavirus cases were registered in France in 24 hours in the sharpest increase since May, government data showed on Wednesday, as officials said indicators were “clearly worsenin …
- August 11, 2020French PM warns Covid-19 infection rate headed in wrong direction, public becoming careless
The renewed spread of coronavirus in France could become harder to control without a collective effort to stop a rise in the infection rate, Prime Minister Jean Castex warned on Tuesday.
- August 11, 2020France to step up security for its citizens in Africa's Sahel region, Macron says
France will step up security measures to protect French nationals in Africa’s Sahel region, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday, two days after six French aid workers were shot dead in Niger.
- August 11, 2020Britain presses France to halt 'unacceptable' migrant crossings
Britain and France will work “at pace” to finalise a new plan for shutting down a migrant route across the Channel, British immigration minister Chris Philp said on Tuesday.
- August 10, 2020Face masks now compulsory in Paris tourist hotspots amid second-wave fears
Face masks became mandatory in tourist hotspots in Paris on Monday as French authorities imposed new measures to curb a rise in coronavirus infections.
- August 10, 2020France's anti-terror prosecutor to investigate aid worker killings in Niger
France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor opened an investigation on Monday into “murder in connection with terrorism” over Sunday’s attack on humanitarian workers in Niger, in which eight people were killed …
- August 9, 2020French NGO workers among eight killed by gunmen in Niger, local governor says
Six French citizens and their local guide and driver were killed Sunday by gunmen riding motorcycles in an area of southwestern Niger that is home to the last West African giraffes, officials said.
- August 8, 2020Paris makes masks compulsory in busy outdoors areas from Monday
Paris authorities have announced that face masks will be mandatory in busy outdoor areas of the French capital starting on Monday to curb a rise in the rate of coronavirus infections.
- August 9, 2020Europe swelters under a heatwave complicated by Covid-19 restrictions
Sun-seekers flocked to beaches over the weekend as parts of Western Europe sweltered in a heatwave, but authorities urged people to avoid crowded areas and keep wearing masks despite the heat over con …
- August 8, 2020France offers aid as Mauritius declares emergency over oil leak from grounded ship
French President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Saturday to send teams and equipment to help Mauritius deal with an oil spill that environmentalists fear could be a major ecological disaster.