DIRECT. Coronavirus in France: the incidence rate close to 300, the “highly transmissible” Omicron variant

DIRECT Coronavirus in France the incidence rate close to 300

COVID. As the end of the year holidays approach, the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is worrying. Potential cases are already in France, said Monday, the Minister of Health. This beginning of the week, the epidemic continues clearly with almost 30,000 new cases on average this week.

23:58 – A 5th wave can be contained by the vaccine booster, according to the Institut Pasteur

[FIN DU DIRECT] – Faced with the fifth wave of Covid-19, the vaccine booster could be the solution, according to a study published by the Institut Pasteur on Monday. With 80% adherence among those over 50 and 50% adherence among those aged 18-49, the vaccination booster would reduce the peak of hospitalizations by 44%, or 1,250 hospitalizations per day, against 2,200 if no strategy had not been put in place.

23:32 – South Africa feels it is “punished” for detecting the Omicron variant

Is South Africa ostracized? Faced with the Omicron variant, the African country called, Sunday, November 28, for the “immediate and urgent lifting” of travel restrictions targeting it after the detection of the new variant of the coronavirus. A speech supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) which asks that “the borders remain open”. Deeming itself “punished” for having detected the new variant, the South African government deplored the impact of these numerous closures on its economy.

22:55 – A “race against time” against the Omicron variant indicates Brussels

A “race against time” is engaged. Faced with the Omicron variant, will the vaccine response be adapted? Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, said Sunday, November 28, that scientists and manufacturers would need “two to three weeks to have a complete picture of the characteristics of the mutations of this variant”. “We must buy time,” she continued, before indicating that a contract with BioNTech-Pfizer for 1.8 billion doses of vaccine included a clause providing for the case of a variant escaping the existing vaccine. . Thus, the laboratory is obliged to adapt its vaccine within 100 days.

10:24 PM – Biden not considering further border closures “at this stage”

The United States is not giving in to “panic”. These are the words of Joe Biden who announced on Monday “that he did not anticipate at this stage” new restrictions for international travelers. It is also not considering containment measures in the United States in the face of the new Omicron variant. The President of the United States called on his fellow citizens to be vaccinated or to receive their booster doses, as well as to wear a mask inside, believing that “sooner or later” this new variant would also appear in the United States .

21:54 – The difficult repatriation of tourists stranded in Morocco

Since Sunday, November 28, Morocco’s borders have been closed to and from France. While the decision was taken in a few days, some French people are now stranded in the country. Flights are now organized to repatriate them, said a French diplomatic source on Monday. These flights are subject to “authorization” from the Moroccan authorities, the French embassy in Morocco said on Twitter.

9:34 PM – Other reminders needed against coronavirus?

With the generalization of the 3rd dose and the arrival of a new variant in France, the question now arises about the future of vaccination. After the 3rd dose, will it be necessary to do a 4th and then a 5th? “Maybe”, replied immunologist Alain Fischer, on LCI. “If the assumption is that it is necessary to be vaccinated every year as for the flu, that would not bother me”, underlined the person in charge of the coordination of the vaccination strategy.

21:09 – The situation in hospitals is deteriorating

The epidemic figures have fallen and the situation in hospitals continues to deteriorate in France. This Monday, November 29, 1,043 new admissions in 24 hours were recorded, 819 more than yesterday and 178 more compared to last Monday. The number of people admitted to intensive care continues to increase with 253 admissions, 211 more than yesterday and 65 more than last Monday. In the past 24 hours, 103 deaths have occurred in hospitals, 80 more than yesterday and nine more than last Monday.

8:31 pm – More than 11,000 additional contaminations on average in a week

The number of new Covid-19 contaminations continues to increase in France. According to the latest report released on Monday by Public Health France, the average number of contaminations within seven days rose to 29,727 cases against 29,297 last Monday. Compared to the seven-day average of Monday, November 22, there are 11,248.43 more contaminations.

8:15 pm – The incidence rate almost at 300 this Monday!

It is still not worth much on the front of the epidemic in France. This Monday, the Covid-19 figures are worrying. The incidence rate is now 292.13 new contaminations per 100,000 inhabitants, or 20.84 points more than yesterday.

19:45 – Christine Boutin questions the name of the Omicron variant

Christine Boutin struck again. After confusing Brazilian footballer Gabriel Jesus and Jesus, the former president of the Christian Democratic Party was surprised at the suspicious resemblance between the name of the Omicron variant and that of the current President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron. “I wonder about the name of the new variant: #Omicron? Is it a joke or a word close to the surname of our president so that this word is chanted several times a day in our ears until the presidential elections? ! Did I misunderstand? “, She said on Twitter this Sunday before quickly delete your tweet.

19:34 – Pfizer plans an anti-Omicron vaccine .. in 95 days!

Pfizer does not intend to waste another minute. This Monday, the laboratory announced that it had started working on a new version of the anti-Covid vaccine, this time specific to the Omicron variant. The CEO of Pfizer, Albert Bourla also specified on the American channel CNBC that “a lot of unknowns” remained on this new mutation, but he insisted, “we will know most of what there is to know from here a few weeks”. “If the (current) vaccine protects less and we need to create a new vaccine, we started working on it on Friday, we made our first DNA model, which is the first step in the development of a new vaccine. “, added Albert Boula. The latter gave himself 95 days to find “the new vaccine”.

19:05 – Starting this Monday, self-tests every week for 6th year students

This is another great novelty in schools this Monday. To prevent the spread of the virus, in secondary schools, 6th grade students will now have to do two self-tests per week. As a reminder, this measure was taken because this age group does not yet have access to vaccination. “We will give a box of ten self-tests valid for five weeks to 6th year students (…) National education will provide these ten self-tests which are to be carried out as a family,” said Friday, November 26, the Minister of National Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer. However, they are not compulsory, but strongly recommended.

18:45 – A first case of the Omicron variant detected in Spain

While no case of the Omicron variant has yet been detected in France, Spain is added to the list of countries where the variant is already present. “The microbiology department of the Gregorio-Marañón hospital in Madrid announces the first confirmation of the Omicron variant in Spain,” the hospital said on Monday. in a press release. The establishment said it was “a 51-year-old traveler who returned from South Africa on Sunday and was showing mild symptoms.” The Spanish government meets on Tuesday, November 30, during a council of ministers, and could decide to suspend flights from southern Africa.

6:27 pm – Since this Monday, no more class closures from the first case detected

Since Monday, November 29, things have changed for primary schools. If a student tests positive, classes will no longer close directly as before. However, all students will be tested. With a negative result, the pupil will be able to return to class, showing a white paw to the school administration. But with a positive result, it will be the isolation of the child.

17:40 – Mayotte and Reunion closely watched against the Omicron variant

While eight potential cases of Covid-19 carrying the Omicron variant are said to be in France, the Ministry of Health announced on Sunday “is monitoring with particular attention the overseas territories of Reunion and Mayotte which are directly or indirectly linked with these country”. Thus, restrictions between these territories and France have been established: “since November 28, any person coming from Mayotte or Reunion and destined for the rest of the national territory must be provided with a test result or ‘negative screening examination carried out less than 48 hours before boarding “.


According to the latest data from Public Health France, communicated Monday, November 29, the seven-day average rose to 29,727, against 29,297 yesterday. In the past 24 hours, 103 people have died from Covid-19 in hospital, 80 more than yesterday and 9 more than last Monday. In hospitals, the situation continues to worsen. In 24 hours, 1,043 new patients were admitted, 819 more than yesterday, and 178 more than last Monday. Here is the detailed report:

According to last epidemiological point of Public Health France (SPF), published Thursday, November 25, “the circulation of SARS-CoV-2 has sharply accelerated throughout the metropolitan area and the increase in new hospitalizations and admissions in critical care has increased “. On average, 18,520 cases were diagnosed each day and the incidence rate exceeded 150 positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants in all regions, except Brittany (141) and Normandy (120).

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 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.