+ Corona update + numbers show downward trend


Covid 19 patient numbers in intensive care units are declining on average in France. But even though different key figures have been pointing down for a few days, they remain at a high level. Yesterday, 28,383 new infections were counted in France. For comparison, there were 22,609 cases in Germany. In addition to the national overview, we look at the figures on the Côte d‘Azur and Provence.

These days, as the Franco-wide figures look slightly better than in the previous week, questions are being raised about déconfinement soon. Businessmen are keen to be able to conduct Black Friday, a pre-Christmas discount day, on November 27. To date, with a few exceptions (including foodstuffs), the retail trade has been subject to an opening ban until at least 1 December. A statement by President Emmanuel Macron on the guidelines for the coming weeks and months is expected next week.

Since the onset of the pandemic at the beginning of the year, just over two million people across France have been infected with coronavirus. 46,698 people with Covid-19 have died in the hexagon. The 7-day incidence count has been falling since November 2 (currently an average of 248.2 out of 100,000 inhabitants are infected with the virus).

A look at the latest corona figures:

France (as of yesterday, November 18, info here & here)
• 28,383 newly-infected in 24 hours
• 4775 people in intensive care (-79 in 24 hours)
• 32,842 people in hospital (-328 in 24 hours)
• 94.1 percent utilization rate in the hospital. Intensive care units (in terms of initial bed capacity, which has been increased since the onset of the pandemic)
• 4039 observed foci of infection (clusters), including 1558 in retirement homes (figures from 16.11)
• 425 deaths in 24 hours (46,698 since the virus broke out)
• 0.81 R-value (number of people infected by an infected person on average; data from 10.11.)
• Incidence rate: 248.4 (Infected per 100,000 people)

Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA)
Consider the latest figures from the ARS PACA Regional Health Authority, published yesterday, Wednesday, November 18. In the PACA region, too, certain figures are improving, especially those of virus circulation. Nevertheless, the numbers in hospitals remain worrying.
• 1670 people with Covid-19 are hospitalized (-88 in 24 hours).
• 495 of them in intensive care (+1 in 24 hours)
• 43 people with Covid-19 died in hospital in the past 24 hours
• 88.2% of intensive care in the region occupied (103.3 percent of initial capacity)
• 706 active clusters
• Incidence rate: 271 (previous week: 479)
• 998 People are hospitalized after their Covid 19 disease (+22 in 24 hours)

Looking into the largest departments in the

Alpes-Maritimes region
• 231 people are hospitalized (+3 in 24 hours)
• 68 of them in intensive care (-4 in 24 hours)
• 81.1% of intensive care beds are occupied
• 367 people have died in hospital since the beginning of the crisis with corona
• 7-day incidence (cases per 100,000 inhabitants in a week): 220

Bouches-du Rhône
• 717 people are hospitalized (-54 in 24 hours)
• 292 of them are in intensive care (+1 in 24 hours)
• 89.7 percent of intensive care beds are occupied
• 1301 people have died in hospital with corona since the beginning of the crisis
• 7-day incidence (cases per 100,000 population in a week): 277

• 255 people are hospitalized (-10 in 24 hours)
• 64 of them are in intensive care (+1 in 24)
• 88.2 percent of intensive care beds are occupied
• 329 people have died in hospital with corona since the beginning of the crisis
• 7-day incidence (cases per 100,000 inhabitants per week): 253

In the Var, 69 municipalities are currently subject to a basic mask requirement outdoors (shown in blue on the map).

In the Principality, eight new cases were announced yesterday, Wednesday, with only the numbers of people living in Monaco being included in the statistics. Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 565 people have been tested positive for Covid-19 in Monaco.
Currently, 20 people with Covid-19 are hospitalized in the CHPG, including five people in intensive care (two residents).
44 positive tests with low symptoms are in domestic quarantine and are tested by the Centre de Suivià Domicile.

Tracking app: TousAnticoVID
Since October 22, the new version of the Anti-Corona app has been available for download in France and has been downloaded over 9 million times since then. TousAnticovid replaces the previous tracking app and is designed to help notify contacts in the event of a Covid-19 infection. The new app is more powerful and 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.

Dating certificate: when do you need it? Where can it be downloaded?
As with the spring lockdown, the French government has prepared a certificate of departure (attestation de déplacement dérogatoire), which must be completed, either digitally or printed, once you leave your home. In addition to the aforementioned government page, the attestation can also be completed via the anti-Corona app TousAnticoVID.

To be allowed to leave home, it takes one of the following reasons:
– Grocery shopping
– go to work and back home; bring or pick up children to school

– medical reasons – compelling family reasons
– helping needy people
– judicial or administrative subpoenas
– Volunteer help such as food distribution
– one hour a day to do sports or carry out his dog, within a radius of one kilometer around his own domicile.

To bring his children to school or pick up, the school can issue a permanent certificate. Also, the employer can issue a certificate for the daily commute to work and back.

Where can you get tested?
The following applies throughout France: Covid 19 tests are offered without a prescription and free of charge for everyone. A map of the PACA test labs can be found here. Because of the high demand, priority is given to people with prescription, people with symptoms, people at risk and health workers.