40 deaths in 24 hours, the latest assessment

40 deaths in 24 hours, the latest assessment
40 deaths in 24 hours, the latest assessment

CORONAVIRUS. According to the latest assessment of the epidemic, the average of Covid-19 cases over seven days is still declining, Monday, June 21, with 2,349 contaminations on average. Update on the health situation in France.

France is declining, the mask is gradually disappearing. All the departments of mainland France have now fallen below an incidence rate of 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants (see our Covid map). Is the coronavirus epidemic finally over? It is obviously too early to assure this. Linternaute.com will continue to answer your questions about Covid-19 in France, with careful monitoring of data from the Ministry of Health. This article reported live, it will now be updated daily, with figures from Public Health France and key information on the epidemic in the country.

[Mis à jour le 21 juin 2021 à 20h17] The decline of the Covid-19 epidemic continues in France. According to the latest report, dated Monday, June 21, 487 positive cases were recorded in 24 hours, or 1,328 fewer contaminations than the day before and 202 less compared to last Monday’s report. The seven-day average of cases rose to 2,349 from 2,378 the day before. Likewise, the number of deaths is down, with 23 deaths less than last Monday, as is the number of hospital admissions, which drops to 216 admitted in 24 hours, from 325 last Monday. The detailed assessment of the coronavirus epidemic in France:

  • 5,757,798 cases confirmed by PCR (nursing home included), i.e. 487 more
  • 110,778 deaths in total (nursing homes included), i.e. 40 more
  • 84,322 hospital deaths, 40 more
  • 10,386 people currently hospitalized, i.e. 132 fewer
  • 1,655 people currently in intensive care, or 48 fewer
  • 216 new admitted to hospital (+165) and 48 to intensive care (+33)
  • 381,278 people discharged from hospital, i.e. 299 more
  • Test positivity rate: 0.97%, i.e. -0.08 point less
  • Incidence rate: 25.18 cases / 100,000, or -2.17 points less

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Every Thursday, Public Health France takes stock of the epidemic situation in France. In her last point, she returns to the evolutions of week 23 (from June 7 to 13). The downward trend that began more than a month ago continues thanks to vaccination and the health agency is seeing a decrease in incidence rates, hospitalizations and critical care admissions. All-cause mortality is again within the expected values ​​at the national level.

Indicators still on the decline. The positivity rate and the incidence rate, the two measures closely scrutinized, continue to decline. The positivity rate was evaluated at 1.4% in W23 (compared to 2.3% in W22, or -0.9 point). As for the national incidence rate, it was 40 per 100,000 inhabitants in W23, a decrease compared to the consolidated rate of the previous week (68 cases / 100,000 inhabitants in W22, ie -41%). Overseas, the rates are even lower except in Guyana, a region plagued by Delta variants, the incidence rate in W23, corrected for June 10 (public holiday in Guyana), was 331 / 100,000 inhabitants, an increase compared to the previous week (299 in W22, or + 11%). The corrected screening rate was also increasing in W23 (2,382 vs 2,190 in W22; ie + 9%).

In the hospital environment, the repercussions of the decline of the epidemic are visible and health professionals are taking their heads out of the water. The number of admissions has gradually declined since W15. The decrease in the number of declarations of new hospitalizations, observed since W15, continued in W23: 2,056 patients against 2,847 in W22, ie a decrease of 28%.

Regarding variants of concern, at the national level, during the week of June 8 to 14, 2021, 12,105 screening results were entered. The data available from the Flash survey (May 25, 2021) confirmed the predominance of the variant of concern Alpha and showed a stabilization of the proportion of variants carrying the E484K or E484Q mutations at 11.8% even if this proportion remained high. In detail, 1,842 positive results for the E484K mutation were recorded, i.e. 17.7% of the PCRs screened, 45 positive results for the E484Q mutation were recorded, or 0.8% of the PCRs screened in the new nomenclature, 320 results positive for the L452R mutation were recorded, ie 5.7% of the PCRs screened.

If the figures are encouraging and that the vaccination is progressing at a good pace, Public Health France reminds not to lower our guard and urges compliance with barrier gestures or the isolation period in the event of contamination. “The systematic adoption of barrier gestures remains essential for all, even among those who have been vaccinated. It is essential that each person presenting symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 isolates himself immediately and takes a test as soon as possible. Maintaining contact identification activities and encouraging vaccination, especially of people at risk of developing severe forms of the disease, remain important to help keep the dynamics of the epidemic down and fight against the disease. dissemination of variants of concern. “

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, 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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