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Jan 15, 2022

COVID. While nearly 330,000 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in 24 hours, this Friday, the incidence rate continues to slow down slightly in France. Some experts hope, with the arrival of Omicron, the “end of the pandemic”.

  • The latest assessment of Covid-19 in France this Friday, January 14 shows the first encouraging signs and suggests a decline in the epidemic. Thus, the incidence rate has gone down. It is now 2,828 cases per 100,000 inhabitants after falling 11 points in 24 hours. The detailed balance sheet can be found on this page, updated daily, dedicated to Covid figures in France.
  • This Saturday, January 15, after debates that lasted a good part of the night, the law of the vaccine pass, at the center of the government’s health policy, was adopted at second reading in the National Assembly, with 185 votes for, 69 against and eight abstentions. He is now back in the Senate this Saturday. According to the president of the law commission of the National Assembly, Yael Braun-Pivet, “the vaccine pass could be applicable at the end of next week”.
  • Invited to FranceInfo this Saturday, January 15, Elisabeth Bouvet, from the High Authority for Health, indicated that he is “not at all sure that we will need a fourth dose”. And to clarify: “We currently have no data that allows us to justify this measure.”
  • According to several specialists interviewed by West France this Friday, January 14, 2022, “the end of the coronavirus pandemic is a very likely scenario, but it is not a certainty”. For these scientists, the appearance of the Omicron variant in France could lead to worldwide immunity, mutating Covid-19 into a less serious seasonal epidemic.
  • This Friday, the High Authority for Health (HAS) published a opinion in which it authorizes the anti-Covid vaccine from the American Novavax, Nuvaxovid. In this same opinion, the health agency indicates that the Covid-19 Janssen vaccine, from Janssen, already authorized for people aged 55 and over, also represents an effective alternative to messenger RNA vaccines. Good news for the executive who, as a reminder, is placing a large part of its strategy to fight the epidemic on vaccination and the vaccination booster: these alternative serums, which use technologies different from those mobilized in the vaccines already authorized in France, could perhaps convince the 9.8% of French people who still refuse the injection.

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14:01 – A vaccination center back in front of the town hall of Paris

While this Saturday, January 15 is the last day to do your vaccination reminder and thus not lose your health pass, a vaccination center has been set up on the forecourt of the town hall, in front of the town hall of Paris. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., with or without an appointment.

13:36 – One of the accused in the trial of the November 13 attacks positive for coronavirus

Ali El Haddad Asufi, one of the defendants in the trial of the November 13 attacks, tested positive for coronavirus this Friday evening, LCI reports this Saturday. Subjected to a self-test which turned out to be positive, the accused must still be subjected to a PCR test to confirm the result.

12:50 – More than 31 million booster doses have been performed

The Ministry of Solidarity and Health revealed the latest vaccination figures as of January 14, 2022. Thus, 31,120,251 booster doses were administered. In addition, 53,515,467 first injections were performed.

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According to the latest data from Public Health France, communicated on Friday January 14, the seven-day average continues to increase and now exceeds 294,000 new cases. In the past 24 hours, 191 people have died of Covid-19 in hospital. The incidence rate has once again fallen in the past 24 hours and is now 2,828 new contaminations per 100,000 inhabitants, or 11 points less than the day before. Here is the detailed report:

  • 13,569,675 cases confirmed by PCR (Ehpad included), i.e. 329,371 more
  • 126,721 deaths in total (Ehpad included), i.e. 191 more
  • 99,509 deaths in hospital, 191 more
  • 24,511 people currently hospitalized, i.e. 357 more
  • 3,895 people currently in intensive care, i.e. 44 fewer
  • 2,486 new hospital admissions (-27) and 310 in intensive care (-24)
  • 481,964 people discharged from hospital, i.e. 1,896 more
  • Test positivity rate: 19.31%, i.e. -0.08 point(s) less
  • Incidence rate: 2,828.58 cases/100,000, i.e. -11.51 point(s) less

According to last epidemiological point of Public Health France (SPF), published Thursday January 13, France is facing a “sharp increase in the circulation of SARS-CoV-2” and an “increase in new admissions to hospital and critical care which significantly accentuates tension on hospital care”. The incidence rate was over 2,000 positive cases per 100,000 population in all regions.

  • In mainland France, the incidence rate corrected increases in week 01 (03-09 January 2022) and goes to 2,811 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants (vs 1,917 in W52, i.e. +47%). The incidence rate exceeded 2,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the under 60s and remained highest in the 20-29 age group (5,208, +44%). It has increased the most among 0-9 year olds (2,524, +132%) and among 10-19 year olds (4,520, +104%).
  • The number of new cases diagnosed per day also increases sharply. On average, in S01, more than 269,500 positive cases were detected every day. The effective reproduction rate of the virus stood at 1.44. The test positivity rate was also up (19.8%, vs 17.1% in W52, i.e. +2.7 points).
  • The number of new hospitalizations of Covid-19 patients is also increasing sharply. Indicators by date of admission reported 12,815 new hospitalizations in S01 (compared to 10,939 in S52, i.e. +17%) and 2,126 new admissions to critical care units (compared to 1,981 in S52, i.e. +7%) .
  • The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is the majority in France, identified in 89% of tests by sequencing.
  • Vaccination against Covid-19 is still progressing: as of January 11, 2022, 77.6% of the total population had received a complete primary vaccination. 55.7% of those aged 18 and over had received a booster dose (66.8% among those eligible) and 76.4% among those aged 65 and over (85.5% among those eligible).

Follow the evolution of the coronavirus in your municipality thanks to the map below. Click on a department to display the list of municipalities. Also find all the details on this cartography and the complete point by city and by department in our article on the Covid map in France.

Click on a department to consult the list of its cities.

Since mid-October 2020, Public Health France has been communicating incidence data (number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants) at 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 is expressed over a rolling week, which means that it is calculated on a D-day from tests carried out between 3 and 9 days previously. To access information relating to the coronavirus in your municipality, 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 as the number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The screening rate gives the number of people having carried out a screening test for the coronavirus out of the total number of inhabitants, during the period. It is also most often expressed per 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.