the unvaccinated reinforce the epidemic, according to the Institut Pasteur

COVID. The Institut Pasteur has published a new study on the evolution of the coronavirus in France, it points to the fact that the “unvaccinated contribute significantly to the pressure on the hospital” and that they “contribute disproportionately to the transmission “of Covid-19.

The essential

  • The epidemiological situation is improving in France : the number of new coronavirus contaminations has been falling steadily for several days, in the hospital, patients with Covid-19 are slightly fewer than last week. Consult all the figures on the evolution of Covid-19 further down on this page.
  • The effects of vaccination on slowing the epidemic are now scientifically clearly established : a model published by the Institut Pasteur on September 6, points to the fact that “unvaccinated adults contribute significantly to the pressure on the hospital”, specifying that “in the reference scenario, unvaccinated people over 60 years old represent 3% of the population but 43% of hospitalizations “. The researchers add that “unvaccinated people contribute disproportionately to transmission.” “Control measures targeting this population could maximize the control of the epidemic while minimizing the societal impact compared to non-targeted measures”, recommend the scientists.
  • Moreover, according to the Institut Pasteur, in the fall, “a third of infections could take place in children and adolescents (against nearly half in the June estimates).
  • During a trip to Angers on Tuesday, September 7, Prime Minister Jean Castex indicated that “the fight against the pandemic” is difficult “but” not finished. “” Containment measures have, for a long time, been the only means of protect our health care system. My predecessor like myself took our decisions with prudence, pragmatism and humility “he explained.

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12:00 – The fight against the pandemic “is not over”

During a trip to Angers on Tuesday, September 7, Prime Minister Jean Castex indicated that “the fight against the pandemic” is difficult but that it is not over. Containment measures have long been the only way to protect our health system. My predecessor like myself took our decisions with prudence, pragmatism and humility “, assures the head of government.” I believe that we have always acted in conscience, with honesty and courage. Each time, we have sought the right balance between health imperatives and the protection of public freedoms, with the greatest respect for democracy. “

11:26 – Third dose for everyone? France has “enough” according to Clément Beaune

Guest of France Info this Tuesday, September 7, Secretary of State for European Affairs Clément Beaune indicated that if France were to extend the third dose to the entire population, France had enough stock. “If we were to extend the third dose to other audiences, we would have enough doses. In France and in Europe, we have massive doses of vaccines. With the EU, we have contracts that allow us to secure more than two billion doses. “

10:54 – Les Bouches-du-Rhône, the only department with more than 400 cases per 100,000 inhabitants

In mainland France, the 4th wave has been in decline for several weeks despite the predominance of the Delta variant except in one department, Bouches-du-Rhône. According to the latest data from Public Health France, the incidence rate is still above 400 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, 482 to be exact. Beyond this indicator, hospital pressure is also very high with 81% of beds occupied.

10:04 – Peak of hospitalizations in Guadeloupe

According to the CHU crisis medical director, Bruno Jarrige, the peak of hospitalizations has passed, warning however that “the virus is still there” in Guadeloupe. The authorities also stressed that “the situation is improving but the reservoir of the virus is still very important as the start of the school year approaches”, mainly scheduled for a later date on September 13.

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The latest report, dated Monday, September 6, 2021, reports 3,042 cases in 24 hours, or 7,368 fewer cases than yesterday and 753 fewer than last Monday. 102 deaths are to be deplored in 24 hours, 53 more than yesterday and 5 more than last Monday. Finally, on the side of hospitalizations, 661 admissions were recorded, or 434 more than yesterday and 64 less compared to last Monday. The detailed assessment of Covid-19 in France:

  • 6,839,494 cases confirmed by PCR (nursing home included), i.e. 3,042 more
  • 216,653 cases in nursing homes, or 251 more since Tuesday
  • 115,022 deaths in total (nursing homes included), i.e. 126 more
  • 88,310 hospital deaths, i.e. 102 more
  • 26,712 deaths in nursing homes, 24 more since Tuesday
  • 10,757 people currently hospitalized, i.e. 113 more
  • 2,249 people currently in intensive care, i.e. 32 more
  • 661 new admitted to hospital (+434) and 187 to intensive care (+127)
  • 411,314 people discharged from hospital, i.e. 426 more
  • Test positivity rate: 2.45%, i.e. -0.04 point (s) less
  • Incidence rate: 140.98 cases / 100,000, i.e. -7.18 point (s) less

In its latest epidemiological update, published every Thursday, Public Health France takes stock of the evolution of the coronavirus epidemic in France. For week 34, from August 23 to 29, the circulation of the coronavirus in France is “still decreasing in the territory but at a level that remains high with, this week, a drop in hospital indicators at the national level.” The situation is still critical in the Overseas Territories, despite a decrease in indicators, as in Guadeloupe and Martinique.

In metropolitan France, incidence rates remain high, particularly in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Corsica and Occitania. Nationally, the incidence rate of the coronavirus reached 179 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, a decrease of 18% from the previous week.

The Delta variant of Covid-19 remains in the majority in France. The mutation was detected in 98.5% of the tests sequenced, according to the conclusions of Public Health France as of August 10.

Hospitalizations are decreasing or stable in week 34, with 14% fewer people hospitalized over this period, i.e. a balance sheet of 5,321 Covid-19 patients in hospital, including 1,184 in critical care services (12% drop).

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.

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

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.

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