+ Corona update + No loosening of measures in sight

WORTH KNOWING

Unlike before Christmas, France has no easing of anti-Corona measures for the time being. With more than 15,000 new contagions per day, the country is well above the target figure of 5000. Therefore, there would be no reopening of museums, cinemas, gyms, etc. before the end of the month, as Prime Minister Jean Castex announced last night. Restaurants would have to be patient at least until mid-February. On 20 January, Castex intends to take the next balance sheet.

The same applies to the ski resorts that were supposed to open yesterday, 7 January: on 20 January, it will be examined whether they will be allowed to operate their lifts at the beginning of February instead.

The curfew between 8 pm and 6 am will also remain unchanged until at least 20 January. In the Alpes-Maritimes, as in 14 other departments in the east of the country, it has lasted from 6 pm to 6 pm since 2 January.

A look at the latest corona figures:

France (as of yesterday, 7 January)
The number of new infections daily has again roughly doubled compared to the figures before Christmas.
• 21,703 newly-infected people in 24 hours
• 2616 people in intensive care (+234 in 24 hours; numbers from the day before yesterday)
• 24,741 people in hospital
• 50.9 percent intensive care unit utilization (relative to the initial capacity of beds, which has increased since the onset of the pandemic)
• 1921 observed foci of infection (clusters), including 725 in retirement homes (figures from 5.1.)
• 283 deaths (in hospital) in 24 hours (66,841 since virus outbreak, sum of hospitals and retirement homes)
• 0.99 R value (average number of people infected by an infected person; data from 6 days ago)
• Incidence rate: 152.5 (infected per 100,000 people; data from 4 days ago)

Region of Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur (PACA)
Considered the latest figures from the ARS PACA Regional Health Authority, published yesterday, Thursday, 7 January. Infant numbers are increasing in all six departments and in all age groups. In hospitals, the effects will be evident in the coming days. The Alpes-Maritimes are currently the department with the highest virus circulation in the PACA region (7-day incidence: 340. National average: 192)
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• 4884 people have died since the beginning of the pandemic on or with Covid-19 (hospital + retirement home)
• 1084 people with Covid-19 are hospitalized in the normal ward (-2 in 24 hours).
• 308 of them in intensive care (+2 in 24 hours)
• 30 people with Covid-19 died in hospital in the past 24 hours
• 87.2% of intensive care beds in the region are occupied
• 445 active clusters
• Incidence rate: 232 (previous week: 192)
• 1046 people are following their Covid-19disease in a rehabilitation facility (-9 in 24 hours)

A view of the largest departments in the

Alpes-Maritimes region
• 248 people are hospitalized in the normal ward (+7 in 24 hours)
• 68 are in intensive care (-3 in 24 hours)
• 79.1% of intensive care beds are occupied
• 647 people have died in hospital since the beginning of the corona crisis (+7 in 24 hours)
• 7-day incidence (cases per 100,000 inhabitants in a week): 340

Bouches-du Rhône
• 405 people hospitalized in the normal ward (-11 in 24 hours)
• 170 are in intensive care (+4 in 24 hours)
88.9 percent of intensive care beds are occupied
• 1839 people have died in hospital with corona since the beginning of the crisis (+8 in 24 hours)
• 7-day incidence (cases per 100,000 population in a week): 211

Var
• 154 people are hospitalized in the normal ward (+1 in 24 hours)
• 40 are on the Intensive care unit (+1 in 24 hours)
• 89.2% of intensive care beds are occupied
• 521 people have died in hospital with corona since the beginning of the crisis (+6 in 24 hours)
• 7-day incidence (cases per 100,000 inhabitants in one week): 188

Monaco 40 new cases were lost
in the Principality yesterday , with only the numbers of people living in Monaco being included in the statistics. Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 1018 people have been tested positive for Covid-19 in Monaco.
Currently, 26 patients with Covid-19 are hospitalized in CHPG, including eight people in the intensive care unit (four residents).
149 positive tested withminor symptoms are in domestic quarantine and are cared for by the Centre de Suivi à Domicile.

Tracking app: TousAnticoVID
Since October 22, the new version of the Anti-Corona app has been available for download in France. “TousAnticovid” is designed to help alert contact persons in case of Covid-19 infection. The app also provides daily information on key figures such as the number of new infections, the 7-day incidence of infections per 100,000 inhabitants, and bed occupancy in hospitals.

Closing certificate for curfew
As with the spring lockdown, the French government has prepared a certificate of leave (attestation de déplacement dérogatoire), which must be completed, either digitally or printed, if you have your home between 6 pm and 6 pm (Alpes-Maritimes) or 8 pm and 6 pm (other departments of PACA). In addition to the aforementioned government page, the attestation can also be completed in a matter of seconds via the anti-Corona app “TousAnticovid” (see above).

To be allowed to leave home during curfew, one of the following reasons is needed:
– Work
– Medical reasons
– Compelling family reasons
– Help of needy people
– Judicial or administrative subpoenas
– Volunteer assistance such as food distribution
– LongDistance travel by train or plane
– walking, within a radius of one kilometer around your own domicile

Where can you be tested?
The following applies throughout France: Covid 19 tests are offered without a prescription and free of charge (reimbursement by Assurance Maladie) for everyone. You can find a map of the test labs here.