Covid-19

LATEST CORONAVIRUS FIGURES. The decline in the epidemic continues with only 44,225 new covid infections recorded in 24 hours. The incidence rate drops by 39% over one week. Hospitalizations and critical care are decreasing. Info as of May 6.

[Mis à jour le 6 mai 2022 à 9h56] The circulation of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, responsible for the global Covid pandemic slows down another 26% compared to last week with 44,225 notnew cases counted in 24 hours.In week 17 (April 25-May 1, 2022), the slowdown in the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic was confirmed throughout the country, with a decrease in incidence rates (-39%)” noted Public Health France in its epidemiological update of May 5. “This trend was observed in all metropolitan areas and all age groups. Nevertheless, these indicators remained high. The decrease observed in week 16 concerning the number of new hospitalizations verified (-15%) and seemed to continue this week” adds the health body. “We passed this peak of BA.2 in the last weeks of April and we are descending with the prospect, with the return of fine weather, of a lull on the front of the epidemic in France” declared Arnaud Fontanet on France 5 May 4. “A population immunity is currently protecting us and explains why the BA.2 wave is waning. We can hope to pass a months of May until August with a continuous situation“added the epidemiologist at the Pasteur Institute. vaccination is complete for more than 79% of the population. Every day, Public Health France presents a dashboard key epidemic monitoring indicators: confirmed cases, death, hospitalizationsadmissions in intensive care or critical care, contaminationdigits of the vaccination… To which are added the data published by the government. here is the review of the latest figures, as of Friday 6 May 2022.

What are today’s Covid figures?

Total number of Covid cases (as of May 6)

New Covid cases over 24 hours (as of May 5)

Hospitalized Covid patients (as of May 5) Covid patients in intensive care or critical care (as of May 5)
29,040,934 +44 225 21,880 1,447

How many Covid cases today?

In France, at Friday, May 6, 2022according to’Johns Hopkins University, 29 million people have had a positive coronavirus antigen or PCR test since the outbreak began in 2020. At May 5, 44,225 new people have tested positive during the last 24 hours.

What are the hospitalization figures?

The hospital data is based on data on emergency visits from the OSCOUR network and hospitalizations in conventional care and critical care reported by health establishments. Below are the figures released by the Dashboard government and Public Health France.

Hospitalized Covid patients

Evolution over the last 7 days

Critical care bed occupancy rate

As of May 5, 2022

21,880 -9.32% 28.61%

How many cases in intensive care?

The number of new hospitalizations and critical care admissions continues to decline. At May 5, 1,447 Covid patients are in intensive care according to the Dashboard of the government.

Covid patients in critical care Evolution over the last 7 days Occupancy rate of critical care beds by Covid patients
As of May 5, 2022 1,447 -11.17% 28.61%
weeklies of hospitalization and critical care of COVID-19 patients by region as of May 1, 2022
weeklies of hospitalization and critical care of COVID-19 patients by region as of May 1, 2022 © Public Health France
Curve of the incidence rate in France on May 2, 2022
Curve of the incidence rate in France on May 2, 2022 © Public Health France

How many French people are vaccinated against Covid?

Vaccination against Covid-19 continues to continue in France. At May 5according to Ministry of Health, 54,343,086 people received at least one injection (i.e. 80.6% of total population) and 53,439,132 people now have a full immunization schedule (i.e. 79.3% of total population) and 41,319,862 people received a booster dose. At May 2, 83.8% of those aged 65 and over had received a complete primary series and a booster dose

Vaccination coverage, by age group, France (data as of April 18, 2022)
Vaccination coverage, by age group, France (data as of April 18, 2022) © Public Health France

79.2% of the French population is fully vaccinated and 19.2% is not vaccinated (the others having a still incomplete vaccination schedule). Twice a month, the Data-gouv.fr site publishes the distribution of positive Covid cases according to the person’s vaccination. “This delay is necessary for the vaccination to be considered complete and effective (at +7 days) and for the data on the tests to be consolidated” specifies the site. These indicators reflect the number of positive RT-PCR tests per 100,000 vaccinated or unvaccinated people aged 20 and over.

Number of positive tests in vaccinated and unvaccinated people as of April 17, 2022
Number of positive tests in vaccinated and unvaccinated people as of April 17, 2022 © Gouvernement.fr

How many Covid deaths in France?

Government and Public Health France sites report Covid deaths in hospitals and in social and medico-social establishments, i.e. 146,498 to May 5, 2022. Covid deaths outside these structures are not recorded in real time. “Approximately 18,000 deaths have occurred since December 15, 2021, emphasizes the Scientific Council in its Notice from March 11, a significant part of which is linked to Omicron variants, so-called mild variants), and this, with a certain form of trivialization and indifference.”

Electronically certified COVID-19 deaths as of April 25, 2022
Electronically certified COVID-19 deaths as of April 25, 2022 © Public Health France

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, theInsee recorded a “exceptional mortality in 2020” with almost 669,000 deaths from all causes, i.e. 56,000 more deaths than in 2019 (+9%).

According to’INED68,000 deaths are attributable to the Covid epidemic in 2020.

What is the number of Covid deaths worldwide?

Nearly 150,000 French people have died from Covid in France. How many globally? According to ECDC figures (European Center for Disease Prevention and Control) reported by Public Health France, as of May 5, 2022, Covid-19 has claimed more than 6 million lives worldwide:

WORLD EUROPE Percentage in Europe
CASE COVID 513 384 685 216 092 321 42.09%
COVID DEAD 6,246,828 1,993,019 31.9%

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