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COVID. As France prepares to celebrate the arrival of the new year, the Omicron variant of Covid-19 is now the majority in the country, according to Public Health France. With more than 206,000 new coronavirus contaminations in 24 hours, several large cities including Paris have announced the return of compulsory masks in public spaces as of today.

18:25 – To know the latest figures of the coronavirus in France

END OF THE LIVE – This Thursday, December 30, the latest assessment of the coronavirus in France, communicated by Public Health France, reported 206,243 additional cases. The seven-day average rose to 121,566 cases against 105,190 the day before and the incidence rate exceeded 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. To find out the latest Covid-19 figures in France, please refer to our article updated every evening.

17:48 – The Ministry of Health recalls the importance of getting tested today

This Friday, December 31, the Ministry of Solidarity and Health recalled on its Twitter account the importance of being tested on New Year’s Eve. The health authorities recall the importance of not contaminating oneself in contact with loved ones for the New Year’s Eve.

17:16 – Political parties organize themselves in the face of the crisis

The parties have decided to take measures to ensure that their political meetings run smoothly. The Republic on the move, the French Communist Party and the Republicans have decided to impose the health pass and to set up gauges. For their part, Insubordinate France announced that it would distribute FFP2 masks, more protective, before each public meeting. This is also the case with the French Communist Party.

4:47 pm – The mask outside is mandatory from today in Paris

As a reminder, since this Friday, December 31, the mask has made its comeback outdoors in Paris. All residents of the capital over the age of 11 must wear it as soon as they leave their homes.

16:21 – For Antoine Flahault, there is a risk of a “form of triage of patients”

On his Twitter account, Antoine Flahaut, director of the Institute for Global Health at the University of Geneva, analyzed the current health situation: “If the virulence is lower with Omicron compared to Delta, but because of the ‘immense Omicron wave that takes shape and is added to the Delta wave still in progress, hospitals find themselves overwhelmed by the influx of patients, so it will undoubtedly be a little late to hope to rectify the situation without having to proceed to a form triage of patients. “

15:52 – The match between Saint-Étienne and Angers is postponed

The coronavirus is impacting the world of sport. While in England, 18 first division football matches have been postponed, it is in France that the phenomenon is now observed. The Angers-Saint-Étienne match has been postponed. It was to be held on January 9, on behalf of the 20th day of Ligue 1.

15:29 – 80% of patients in intensive care have an incomplete vaccination schedule

This is information revealed by Le Parisien. The French anesthesia company conducted a study on 896 people currently on mechanical ventilation. Out of the sample, 80% of patients are not vaccinated or have an incomplete vaccination schedule and 4.5% have a false health pass.

3:06 PM – More than 24 million people have taken their booster doses in France

The Ministry of Solidarity and Health announced the latest vaccination figures in France. As of December 30, 24,119,798 booster doses have been administered. In addition, 52,891,873 first injections were performed.

2:45 p.m. – The Île-de-France ARS is sounding the alarm

This Friday, the Regional Health Agency (ARS) of Île-de-France (IdF) asked hospitals in the region “to deprogram the maximum of surgical and medical activities (including outpatient) scheduled for next week which can be “, in a message sent to hospitals in Ile-de-France, highlighting a” very worrying situation “. In fact, in IdF 4,044 people are hospitalized. In addition, 732 patients are in critical care.

14:19 – Ile-de-France health establishments invited to “deprogram as much as possible of the activities that can be”

Because of the hospital tension linked to the arrival of new patients with Covid-19, the regional health agency (ARS) of Île-de-France has asked the Ile-de-France health establishments “to deprogram as many activities as possible. surgical and medical which can be “from Monday January 3.

13:52 – Wearing a mask becomes compulsory in some ski resorts

To fight against the spread of Covid-19 on New Year’s Eve, wearing a mask is now mandatory in the city centers of most ski resorts in Isère and Hautes-Alpes from this Friday, indicated the prefectures of the two departments. In Isère, the obligation to wear a mask outdoors from the age of 11 has been extended to the ski resorts of Deux-Alpes, Alpes-d’Huez, Chamrousse and Villard-de-Lans, where the attendance is “strong […], especially at this time of year, “added the prefecture.

13:33 – Valérie Pécresse’s meetings will be subject to the gauges and the vaccination pass

The Republicans (LR) candidate for the presidential election, Valérie Pécresse, confirmed that her next meetings will apply the gauges established by the government, according to the Republicans deputy Éric Ciotti, specifying that the vaccine pass will also be requested. “It is a point of equity. It is out of the question that one imposes a gauge on shows and that the political meetings do not respect this framework”, he added in an interview on TF1.

13:10 – Towards gauges for large gatherings according to reception capacities

While from Monday, January 3, large gatherings will be limited to 2,000 people indoors and 5,000 outdoors, an amendment was adopted in the Laws Committee to establish gauges based on reception capacities. “There would be a certain logic to go on proportionality”, indicated on TF1 this Friday, Stanislas Guerini, general delegate of La République En Marche (LREM). “But if good arguments show that it is difficult to apply, then the right decisions will have to be taken for the month of January,” he added.

12:47 – New Year’s Eve Update

To celebrate the New Year by limiting the impact on the number of Covid-19 contaminations in France, measures have been taken by the authorities. We take stock of what it will be possible to do, or not, on New Year’s Eve:

  • No curfew on the evening of the 31st… except in Martinique
  • No gauges in private parties
  • Gatherings and fireworks prohibited on public roads
  • Ban on dancing in bars and restaurants
  • Outdoor masks re-established in some cities

12:19 – FFP2 masks made available at PCF meetings

“We want to create all the conditions so that those who would like to be able to come to one of our meetings can do so with the guarantee that there will be no cluster,” said Fabien Roussel, the candidate of the Communist Party. French (PCF) in the 2022 presidential election. To attend PCF meetings, activists will have to present proof of vaccination or a PCR test and all participants will be offered an FFP2 mask upon arrival.


According to the latest data from Public Health France, communicated on Thursday, December 30, the seven-day average continues to increase and exceeds 121,566 new cases. In the past 24 hours, 180 people have died from Covid-19 in hospital. The incidence rate has increased over the past 24 hours and is now 959 new contaminations per 100,000 inhabitants, or 197.16 points more than the day before. Here is the detailed report:

According to last epidemiological point of Public Health France (SPF), published Thursday, December 30, “the strong acceleration of the circulation of SARS-CoV-2 with a significant progression of the Omicron variant now in the majority”. On average, the incidence rate was 833 positive cases per 100,000 population in many areas – the incidence rate therefore exceeded those of the peaks of wave 2, 3 and 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 in 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.



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