55,539 new cases, “very intense” circulation of the virus

COVID. This Friday, December 10, the latest Covid-19 figures communicated by Public Health France show 55,339 additional cases in 24 hours. For his part, Gabriel Attal indicated that the 5th wave “is approaching the peak of the 2nd wave”.

23:54 – A peak coming on December 15th?

END OF THE LIVE – The director of the Institute of Global Health in Geneva (Switzerland) Antoine Flahault, guest of LCI a few days ago, told the continuous news channel that, for him, to see the peak of the 5th wave around December 15, “or within a few days”, “remains conceivable” and “plausible”. Several indicators lead him to make this analysis of the health situation in France. First, the fact that the R (the number of people infected by 1 patient: above R = 1, the epidemic is progressing) was 1.3 at the end of last week against 1.17 now, indicates that , if the epidemic is still progressing, its increase is less rapid. In addition, if, Thursday, December 9, 17% more people tested positive compared to the previous week, this increase was quite relative: the day before, Wednesday 8, the increase over one week was 24% and, at the beginning last week, by more than 50%. For Antoine Flahault, this means that the highest level of the wave could be reached in the coming days: “Before its highest level, the curve will round off,” he explained.

The risk ? That the number of cases stabilizes at a very high level and that France experiences a plateau, as in the United Kingdom, where “the R has remained around 1 since mid-August”. For the epidemiologist, the only way to avoid such a scenario would be to put in place “strong measures”.

22:54 – According to Jean-Louis Teboul, “we are far from the saturation of a year ago” at the hospital

Jean-Louis Teboul, head of the intensive care unit at Bicêtre hospital, said Friday evening on LCI that “we are far from the saturation of a year ago” at the hospital. The professor, on the other hand, was worried about the end of the year: “We fear with the end of the year that there will be new closed beds.”

22:23 – What is the latest assessment of the coronavirus in France?

The latest Covid-19 figures in France, communicated by Public Health France (SPF), show 55,339 additional cases, this Friday, December 10. The 7-day average continues to rise with 48,248 new cases, an increase of 24% in one week. However, this rate continues to decline: it was + 60% ten days ago.

22:23 – Study indicates infection with microscopic fungi may worsen respiratory distress

According to a study, called MyCovid and published in the scientific journal The Lancet Respiratory, it has been shown that infection with microscopic fungi can worsen respiratory distress. With AFP, Professor Jean-Pierre Gangneux, head of the parasitology and mycology laboratory at Rennes University Hospital and study coordinator, specifies: “Invasive aspergillosis is a disease that we know well in hospital in very immunocompromised patients. In recent years, it has been seen in people who have severe influenza with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), “reports LCI.

21:52 – According to Jean Castex, “it is thanks to the sanitary pass that the Strasbourg Christmas market was able to open its doors”

Visiting the Strasbourg Christmas market this Friday evening, Jean Castex wanted to defend the health pass. On his Twitter story, the Prime Minister indicated that “It is thanks to the health pass and in strict compliance with the protocol – reinforced this week – that the Strasbourg Christmas market was able to open its doors.”

9:27 p.m. – A cluster has been identified at the meal of a football club in Brittany

This Friday, in Brittany, a cluster was identified by the local authorities. Thus, 30 people have tested positive for the coronavirus, reports Ouest France. These infected people all participated in a meal, a tartiflette evening very precisely, organized by a football club in Ille-et-Vilaine. In all, 130 guests took part and are therefore invited to be tested on Thursday, December 16.

21:03 – Non-vaccinated staff at Belfort hospital will not be made redundant

This Friday, the Belfort hospital indicated that the members of its staff, not vaccinated on December 15, would not be made redundant, but suspended without pay and without having the possibility of resuming their work.

20:20 – 13,766,535 booster doses administered

This Friday evening, the Ministry of Solidarity and Health communicated the latest figures for the coronavirus vaccination on December 10. 52,248,386 first injections were performed. in addition, 13,766,535 booster doses were administered.

19:53 – What is the latest assessment of the coronavirus in France?

The latest Covid-19 figures in France, communicated by Public Health France (SPF), show 13,629 people hospitalized due to the coronavirus. As a result, 1,293 more people have been admitted to hospital in the past 24 hours. As for resuscitation, 2,498 patients are currently in intensive care.

19:31 – The government reacts to the opinion of the Haute Autorité de santé

A press release sent by the government to Le Parisien indicates that “the Ministry of Solidarity and Health has taken note of the decision of the High Authority for Health of December 9, 2021”. In addition, the ministry, which had planned to order 50,000 doses, explains that “the nature of the contract provides for the triggering of orders only in the event of early authorization for deployment”. And to conclude: “Discussions with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) continue and a European decision concerning the marketing authorization application is expected at the beginning of 2022.”

19:09 – The High Authority for Health does not authorize the use of Molnupriravir treatment early

This Friday; the High Authority for Health, in an opinion, indicated that it did not authorize the use of Molnupriravir treatment early: “The HAS considers that the Lagevrio treatment (Molnupiravir) does not meet the necessary criteria to obtain an authorization The regulator invokes in particular the efficacy results put forward by the laboratory “less good than those of the available treatments: 30% reduction in the risk of progression to the severe form of Covid-19 only (according to the study MOVe-OUT). “

6:55 pm – Normandy and Brittany in turn trigger the white plan

The regional health authorities of Brittany and Normandy have asked all their health establishments to activate their white plan, starting this Friday.

6:25 pm – The Haute Autorité de santé gives the green light to antiviral treatment for patients at very high risk

This Friday, December 10, in a press release, the High Authority for Health (HAS) issued an opinion about treatment against the coronavirus. She authorized Evusheld, a preventive treatment based on AstraZenenca monoclonal antibodies. It is intended for people at very high risk.

18:10 – According to COSV, a serological test is “imperative” before the injection of 5-11 year olds

While vaccination should be open to children from 5 to 11 years old according to the latest speeches by Jean Castex and Olivier Véran on Monday, December 6, the Vaccine Strategy Orientation Council (COSV) specified, in an opinion sent to the authorities , that he recommends that a serological test be carried out before immunizing each child.

4:45 PM – How much does the booster reduce the risk of hospitalization?

Guillaume Rozier, data scientist and founder of CovidTracker, detailed in a Twitter post, infographic based on supporting Drees data, to what extent the booster dose of the Covid vaccination reduced the risk of hospitalization. People over 80 are 29 times less likely to be hospitalized as a result of Covid than an unvaccinated person of the same age, and seven times less than a non-booster vaccine of the same age. People between 60 and 79 years of age who have had their booster inoculated are 23 times less likely to be hospitalized than unvaccinated people, and three times less than 60-79 year olds with a full vaccination schedule without a booster. . Finally, 40-59 year olds are 21 times less likely to be hospitalized than unvaccinated people and twice less than those vaccinated without a booster.

According to the latest data from Public Health France, communicated on Friday, December 10, the seven-day average continues to increase and to exceed 48,000 new cases, 48,248 to be exact. In the past 24 hours, 142 people have died from Covid-19 in hospital, 12 more than yesterday. Here is the detailed report:

According to the latest epidemiological point of Public Health France (SPF), published Thursday, December 9, “the circulation of SARS-CoV-2, already very intense in the metropolitan territory, continued to progress, with hospitalizations and admissions in critical care still on the rise “. On average, nearly 43,000 cases were diagnosed each day and the incidence rate was 448 positive cases per 100,000 population in many areas – the incidence rate thus exceeded those of the peaks of Wave 3 and Wave 4.

Follow the evolution of the coronavirus in your town using the map below. Click on a department to display the list of municipalities. Also find all the details on this mapping and the full point by city and by department in our article on the Covid map in France.

Since mid-October 2020, Public Health France has been communicating incidence data (number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants) at the municipal level. The figures are at this stage communicated according to a scale (10, 20, 50, 150, 250, 500, 1000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants). The data are expressed on a rolling week, which means that they are calculated on a day D from the tests carried out between 3 and 9 days previously. To access information relating to the coronavirus in your town, enter its name into the search engine or click on its department in the map below.

As a reminder, the incidence rate corresponds to the number of new cases of Covid-19 over a period of one week, compared to the total population of a territory (country, region, department or municipality). This indicator is generally expressed in number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The screening rate gives the number of people who have tested for the coronavirus out of the total number of inhabitants, during the period. It is also expressed most often on 100,000 inhabitants. Finally, the test positivity rate gives the percentage of positive tests for the coronavirus, compared to the total number of tests carried out over the period.