stage 3, assessment of cases by region of France and measures


            CORONAVIRUS - The spread of the virus is accelerating. The number of cases in France doubled in 72 hours: nearly 4,500 cases were counted and 91 died. The number of confirmed cases worldwide amounts to more than 153,000 contaminations and 5,800 deaths. Triggering of stage 3, precautions to go to vote tomorrow, drugs to avoid, symptoms, limited travel ... Latest news live.            </p><div>
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[Mise à jour le samedi 14 mars à 22h51] The coronavirus epidemic is advancing at high speed: in the world, near 153,000 people have been infected and 5800 died. Epicenter of the epidemic Since Friday March 13, Europe is gradually closing its borders, its educational establishments and preparing to face new cases and deaths. More than 1500 new cases of coronavirus were announced in one day in Spain, the country which counts 136 dead will declare this Saturday the state of alert. In France, 4,499 cases are confirmed and 91 deaths. Stage 3 is launched this Saturday, March 14. The schools closed their doors Friday evening for an indefinite period, the restaurants, the cafes, the discotheques close from this Saturday evening midnight, while the places of gathering like the sports halls and cinemas have already closed for many their doors. The sports associations canceled the courses over the hours on this day, Saturday, March 14. “The urgency is to curb the epidemic “ said Emmanuel Macron during his televised address on Thursday, March 12, before announcing that “prepare for a possible second wave of younger people affected by the disease“. The government calls for the strengthening of “barrier gestures” and stay at home if you have fever, cough, headache and / or sore throat. How to protect yourself to avoid transmission ? Is it a very dangerous virus? How old are the people who died in France? What is quarantine? Can we still travel? How not to give in to psychosis? The point live.

“Taking anti-inflammatory drugs could worsen the infection”

Latest live news:

  • The closure of restaurants, cafes, cinemas, nightclubs and non-essential shops was officially announced on Saturday March 14 by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe. Food stores and markets, pharmacies, banks, petrol stations, tobacco and press offices remain open. The call “for social distancing is essential”: reducing contacts, staying within 1 meter of each other was reminded by the Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe also announced the transition to stage 3 of the epidemic considering the doubling of the number of cases in France in the last 72 hours. The most affected regions are Corsica, Ile-de-France, Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Hauts de France, Auvergne Rhône Alpes.
  • Sure Twitter, the Minister of Health Olivier Véran said on Saturday that “taking anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, cortisone, …) could be a factor in worsening the infection”. He recommends take paracetamol in case of fever and seek medical advice if you are currently on anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • In The world, the director general of Public Assistance-Hospitals of Paris (AP-HP), Martin Hirsch revealed: “Of the approximately 900 screening tests carried out yesterday in our centers, around 20% were positive” and felt that there could be “a increase in severe cases from 20% to 30% per day“, what “would represent 400 patients simultaneously requiring critical care in Île-de-France within ten to fifteen days”.
  • The Senate recorded its first case of coronavirus, Senator de Lozère Guylène Pantel, 56, who was diagnosed positive at Covid-19 on Friday.
  • Regarding the grouping of children in the same place, the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran said this Friday March 13 in the evening: “scientists have established that below the threshold of 10 children the risk of spreading the coronavirus is lower“. He added that”places welcoming less than 10 children remain open “. He also reassured health professionals (doctors and city carers) by announcing “the distribution of 25 million masks“to their attention.
  • For go vote Sunday March 15, the Ministry of Health recommendsbring your own pen to sign: indelible blue or black, bring your ballot (if you received it by mail), favor the busiest hours: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to avoid contact as much as possible. A water point for washing hands before and after voting must be available at the polling stations.
  • Prime Minister Edouard Philippe invited from 1 p.m. on TF1 on March 13 that all gatherings of more than 100 people are now prohibitedto slow down the progression of the virus […] and delay the peak“.
  • Portugal has declared a state of alert for the whole country, “so that civil protection and security forces are ready to intervene“, according to the government. All schools in Portugal will be closed from Monday, and will remain so at least until Easter.
  • The Louvre is now closed until further notice.
  • Apple has decided to close all of its stores outside of China.
  • The park Disneyland de Marne-la-Vallée closes for 1 month. This is also the case for the Florida and California parks.
  • 10 French deputies were infected with the coronavirus. Among the last: the deputy for Puy-de-Dôme André Chassaigne tested positive on March 12, Sandrine Mörch and Raphaël Gérard both members of the Cultural Affairs Committee of the National Assembly.
  • The French Council for Muslim Worship (CFCM) calls on all mosques to “suspend the organization of Friday prayers” from next week and until further notice, due to the epidemic of coronavirus.
  • Nepal and China have suspended the issuance of Mount Everest climbing permits because of the Covid-19 epidemic,
  • Ireland is closing all of its schools, universities and cultural institutions until March 29, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar announced.
  • The Union of Biologists says in a press release that, contrary to what the Minister of Health announced on March 10, city ​​labs cannot perform diagnostic tests for Covid-19 Coronavirus under security conditions: “The health authorities have not been able, to date, to equip city medical biologists and their teams with FFP2 protective masks but also with surgical masks essential to take care of patients at risk. City laboratories cannot all of them offer a differentiated circuit to isolate patients at risk from other patients and ensure secure care for all patients. “
  • Sure RTL, a researcher from the Pasteur Institute said that tests of a vaccine against the coronavirus in mice began Wednesday, March 11: “The tests will last a month, a month and a half: we vaccinate mice, then we regularly take their blood to see if they have made antibodies against the vaccine. If they have made antibodies, we infect them with the coronavirus and we see if they resist.The researchers hope to quickly put in place a vaccine.

The virus is now present in all regions of metropolitan France and in four overseas regions (Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Reunion, Mayotte). Coronavirus contamination cases in France increased to 4,499 on March 14. Among the confirmed and isolated cases:

  • 91 died.
  • more than 300 serious cases, in intensive care.
  • 98% of people recover.

> Find out more about the standard profile of victims

For fragile subjects: staying confined to the home, not receiving, outings reduced to the essentials, no contact with children.

Where are the cases located in France?

All French regions are affected by the coronavirus, and more particularly the Grand Est and Ile-de-France.

  • 911 cases in the Grand Est (9 deaths) according to latest ARS bulletin in the region : 7 cases in Marne, 1 case in Aube, 1 case in Haute-Marne, 1 case in Ardennes, 3 cases in Meuse, 14 cases in Meurthe-et-Moselle, 59 cases in Moselle, 31 cases in Vosges, 108 cases in BasRhin, 359 in Haut-Rhin and 3 cases originating in Aisne. The other cases remain to be reported.
  • 876 in Ile-de-France on March 13 : here is the detail by departments indicated on March 12 by theRegional health agency, its figures were not updated on March 13: not 126 cases in Paris, 42 cases in Seine-et-Marne, 70 cases in the Yvelines, 30 cases in Essonne, 59 cases in the Hauts-de-Seine , 45 cases in Seine-Saint-Denis, 48 ​​cases in Val-de-Marne, 60 cases in Val d’Oise. The other cases remain to be reported.

126 cases in Paris : The mother of a child attending the Pereire municipal crèche (17th arrondissement) tested positive for Coronavirus Covid-19. The survey of the family and the crèche led to the child’s section being closed for 14 days as a precaution. Several residents of a nursing home in the 12th arrondissement of Paris have tested positive for the coronavirus. A teacher from the Maurice Rouvier elementary school in the 14th arrondissement of Paris tested positive for coronavirus. A student from the Ecole Alsacienne (Paris 6) was diagnosed positive at Covid-19. A teacher from the University of Tolbiac tested positive for coronavirus on March 12. On March 13, several residents of a nursing home in the 12th arrondissement tested positive for coronavirus. On the same day, a teacher from the Maurice Rouvier elementary school in the 14th arrondissement was tested positive for coronavirus and a student from the Ecole Alsacienne (Paris 6) was diagnosed positive.

Death in France

Mortality rate is reassessed “and revolves around 1 to 2%, says Olivier Véran, Minister of Solidarity and Health. Is a higher rate than the flu, but less than that of SARS. 79 deaths have been confirmed by Santé Publique France. Among them :

  • an 80 year old Chinese patient February 14 at Paris,
  • a 60 year old French teacher February 26 in the Oise,
  • a third death was confirmed on Monday March 2, it isan 89 year old woman hospitalized and died at Compiegne and tested positive for coronavirus after death.,
  • Tuesday March 3, 2020, the Directorate General of Health announces a fourth death in the Morbihan : it is a 92 year old man.
  • on Thursday March 5, 2020, the Ministry of Solidarity and Health announced two additional deaths: a 73 year old person originally from Oise and a other 64 years old from Aisne.
  • Saturday, March 7, the Hauts-de-France regional agency indicates that one of the new deaths is an 83 year old woman and resident in nursing homes in Crépy-en-Valois in the Oise.
  • A 86 year old man living in Méry-sur-Oise died after being infected with the coronavirus.
  • 4 deaths are confirmed on March 9 byARS and the Prefecture ofAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes : an 81-year-old man from Savoie, and a 76-year-old woman from the Rhône, another person who died in Drôme, another also in Savoie on March 11.
  • 9 deaths in the Grand Est including a woman who died on March 9, aged 94 and from the Vosges, a man who died on March 10 from the Haut-Rhin and is 63 years old, three other patients who died on March 11, aged 89, 73 and 92 respectively, were from Bas-Rhin. A 38-year-old patient from Marne also died.
  • First coronavirus death in Corsica : An 89-year-old man at Ajaccio hospital on the night of Sunday, March 9 to Monday, March 10.
  • 3 deaths in Ile-de-France including two in the Yvelines (Ephad in Louveciennes), confirmed on March 10: the people were respectively 85, 90 and 95 years old.
  • Death is to be deplored in the Yonne of a patient domiciled in Ile-de-France, indicates theARS of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté March 10.
  • Two new deaths in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté : one patient living in Doubs, the other in Jura.
  • A death confirmed on March 6 in Normandy.

To deal with this health crisis, the government is putting in place measures progressive according to the evolution of the number of cases. Based on the plan put in place after the influenza A pandemic in 2009, the four stages of managing an epidemic meet very specific criteria. Regarding the coronavirus, France is in stage 3 from March 14 at midnight. What changes? How long?

Government measures: school closings, white plan, limited travel

The epidemic being only at its beginning in France, the government multiplies the measures of prevention and preparation with a view to its intensification. Among these measures:

  • Limit your travels to what is strictly necessary.
  • Closing of crèches, schools, colleges, high schools and universities from Monday March 16 and until further notice.
  • The non-emergency hospital care will also be postponed so that caregivers can focus on vital cases.
  • Closure of restaurants, cafes, cinemas and nightclubs from March 14 at midnight.
  • People over 70 must limit their outings and “stay at home as much as possible” insisted Emmanuel Macron on March 12, as well as those suffering from chronic diseases, respiratory disorders, disability.
  • 157 health establishments mobilized in France.
  • France has engaged level 1 of the white plan (internal mobilization plan), which puts all the hospitals under pressure to prepare and anticipate level 2, as well as to quickly put in place the material, logistical and human resources essential in the event of an influx of patients in the hospital establishment .
  • France unleashed the blue plan in the Ehpad (Establishment Hosting Dependent Elderly) on March 6. The principle is the same as in hospitals: the head of the establishment must allow “the rapid and coherent implementation of the means essential to deal effectively with an exceptional situation”. The blue plan can induce in particular “the confinement of residents, users and staff; the evacuation of residents, users and staff”.
  • The sanitary reserve is also mobilized.
  • All the visits from outside people are suspended in accommodation establishments for dependent elderly (EHPAD) and long-term care units (LTCUs).
  • ATcancellation of events of more than 100 people except demonstrations, competitions or “the use of public transport”.
  • Closing borders? The Prime Minister assured Friday March 13 that the closures of the borders of France were not necessary. “The virus will not stop at borders“, he said on the TF1 television news.
  • Wearing a mask? Edouard Philippe recalled that the wearing of masks was not useful in the general population, in other words in uncontaminated people, and deprives people who genuinely need it (caregivers, patients and people in proven contact with a sick).

l don’t go to work if you cough and have a fever.

Since there is no vaccine or drug effective against the coronavirus, the best way to protect yourself from it is to apply hygienic measures. If many are rushing on the purchase of masks, you should know that they have “no sense if you don’t wash your hands since in practice you touch contaminated surfaces. hand hygiene is therefore fundamental “ hammered Professor Jérôme Salomon. It is recommended wash hands after coughing, sneezing, before and after preparing food, before eating, after going to the bathroom, after handling animals… Another reflex: do not shake hands, stop kissing and think about taking antibacterial gel with you to disinfect your hands in the absence of soap and water. Finally, Professor Jérôme Salomon recommended staying at home and not going to work if you cough and have a fever.

> More tips to protect yourself from coronavirus

The first symptoms of a coronavirus infection resemble those of the flu: fever, cough, muscle pain, fatigue... then it degenerates and is characterized by difficulty breathing. “The disease starts mildly and then around 8e day or 10e day, there are a number of patients who are getting worse, it’s a process not very common in infectious disease ” notes Dr Catherine Leport, head of the Coreb mission at a round table in the Senate on February 26, 2020. There are asymptomatic and benign forms which delay the diagnosis.

  • General questions about the virus (trips, symptoms): toll free 0.800.130.000 (free call)
  • If symptoms suggestive (fever, cough, breathing difficulties) first contact your doctor by telephone or tele-consultation, or vital emergency: 15 or 114 for the deaf or hard of hearing. What to do: stay at home for a week, and keep your children and your spouse in “confinement” with you.
  • For simple medical advice and outside these cases : consult the attending physician.

If you have signs of respiratory infection if you live in an area where the virus is circulating or within 14 days of returning from an area where the virus is circulating:

  • Contact the Samu Center 15 reporting the symptoms.
  • Avoid contact with those around you.
  • Do not go to your doctor or to the emergency room, to avoid any potential contamination.

The areas at risk due to the coronavirus epidemic are those where the virus is actively circulating. It is :

  • China (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao)
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Four regions of Italy (Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna and Piedmont)
  • Iran
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Map of coronavirus cases worldwide as of March 13, 2020. © Esri, FAO, NOAA

The coronavirus epidemic is making travel abroad difficult. More and more countries are closing their borders to the French. Many travel advice are posted at airports: do not eat raw meat, wash your hands, do not touch animals, etc.

A coronavirus pandemic is raging worldwide. As of March 14, the coronavirus has affected more than 153,000 people worldwide. In addition 72,000 people were cured. 30% of cases are outside China. More than 140 countries are affected.

Number of coronavirus deaths by country on Saturday March 14 at 8:20 p.m.
China 3,194
Italy 1,441
Iran 514
Spain 191
France 91
Republic of Korea 66
US 40
Japan 16
Netherlands 10
Iraq 8
Swiss 8
Britain 8
Japan – Diamond Princess boat 7
Germany 6
Philippines 5
San Marino / San Marino 5
Indonesia 4
Australia 4
Belgium 3
Lebanon 3
Belgium 3
Algeria 2
Egypt 2
Argentina 1
Austria 1
Albania 1
Azerbaijan 1
Bulgaria 1
Taiwan 1
Canada 1
Morocco 1
Panama 1
Thailand 1
Greece 1
Guyana 1
India 1
Ireland 1
Poland 1
Sweden 1
TOTAL 5,407
Confirmed cases of coronavirus worldwide as of Saturday March 14 at 8:20 p.m.
China 80 942
Italy 21,000
Iran 10,075
Republic of Korea 7,869
France 4,500
Spain 6,000
Germany 4,000
United States 1,701
Norway 702
Swiss 652
Japan 639
Denmark 617
Sweden 599
Netherlands 503
UK 459
Belgium 314
Austria 302
Qatar 262
Bahrain 195
Singapore 178
Malaysia 149
Israel 131
Australia 128
Canada 117
Iceland 103
Greece 99
Czech republic 94
Slovenia 89
United Arab Emirates 85
Kuwait 80
India 73
Iraq 71
Thailand 70
San marino 69
Egypt 67
Lebanon 61
Finland 59
Portugal 59
Brazil 52
Philippines 52
Romania 49
Poland 49
Saudi Arabia 45
Taiwan 49
Ireland 43
Vietnam 39
Indonesia 34
Russia 28
Algeria 24
Georgia 24
Albania 23
Chile 23
Costa Rica 22
Pakistan 20
Argentina 19
Luxembourg 19
Croatia 19
Serbia 19
Oman 18
South Africa 17
Ecuador 17
Slovakia 16
Estonia 16
Peru 15
Hungary 13
Belarus 12
Mexico 12
Bosnia and Herzegovina 11
Azerbaijan 11
Panama 11
Brunei 11
Latvia 10
Colombia 9
Maldives 8
North Macedonia 7
Afghanistan 7
Bulgaria 7
Tunisia 7
Morocco 6
Cyprus 6
Malta 6
French Guinea 5
Paraguay 5
New Zealand 5
Dominican Republic 5
Cuba 4
Armenia 4
Senegal 4
Lithuania 3
Cambodia 3
Bangladesh 3
Moldova AND Republic of Moldova 6
Martinique 3
Bolivia 2
Cameroon 2
Burkina Faso 2
Monaco 2
Jamaica 2
Nigeria 2
Honduras 2
Sri Lanka 2
Channel Islands 2
Saint-Martin 2
Faroe Islands 2
Saint-Barthelemy 1
Republic of Congo 1
Turkey 1
Mongolia 1
Togo 1
Ukraine 1
Vatican / Holy See 1
Liechtenstein 1
Andorra 1
Meeting 1
Gibraltar 1
Bhutan 1
Nepal 1
Ivory Coast 1
Jordan 1
Guyana 1
Other 696
TOTAL 143,247

A interactive map showing the evolution of the coronavirus epidemic in the world in real time was developed by the online mapping editor HERE Technologies. Based on data from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) of Johns Hopkins University and DXY, this map allows to follow the increase in the number of people infected reported by government agencies, as well as the number of deaths.

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Map of coronavirus cases in Italy as of March 13, 2020 © Esri, HERE, Garmin, FAO, NOAA, USGS

Italy is the country most affected by the coronavirus epidemic in Europe with 250 new deaths linked to the coronavirus and more than 2000 new patients between March 12 and 13, a total of 1441 dead and 21,000 people infected, including more than 1,300 in intensive care. AT Rome, authorities disinfect the streets and control the comings and goings of residents. Monday March 9, the President of the Council, Giuseppe Conte, announced the quarantine from all the territory until April 3: “There is no more time to waste, he justified. The figures tell us that we have a significant increase in cases of contagion, people hospitalized in intensive care and unfortunately also dead people. We must change our habits. They must change now. “ A series of drastic measures are applied, such as:

  • the ban on assemblies,
  • travel restrictions with travel restrictions imposed on the entire population.
  • controls with Italians who move despite the instructions: they can move for “work, situations of first necessity or health reasons” but must necessarily submit to a “certification check” attesting to their reason for departing from the directive. It is the authorities of the country who provide a form to request travel. These limitations apply only to people, not goods.

Appeared in China in December 2019 on a local market in Wuhan, the coronavirus killed many people there. Of the 135,000 patients identified worldwide, 80% are concentrated in China. To date the death toll is the highest with more than 3000 victims. However, since February 26, the number of new cases has increased more outside China than in that country. Now a third of the cases are located outside of China. Faced with the increase in cases in other countries of the world, China has decided to place in quarantine populations coming from France for example and arriving in Beijing and Hong Kong.

  • On February 6, Dr. Li Wenliang who worked in a Wuhan hospital and raised the alert on the dangerousness of the virus with his colleagues on December 30, 2019 died because of the coronavirus. The 34-year-old ophthalmologist was diagnosed with the virus on January 30.

Other news related to coronavirus:

  • December 31, 2019, the World Health Organization in China is aware of several cases of pneumonia in the city of Wuhan. 44 people were infected between that date and January 3, 2020.
  • January 7, 2020, Chinese authorities have identified a “new type of coronavirus”.
  • January 13, one imported case is listed in Thailand.
  • January 15th, the virus causes the death ofa first person in Wuhan, a 69 year old man.
  • January 23, three Chinese cities including Wuhan are under quarantine.
  • January 25, three infected people are listed in France, two in Paris and one Bordeaux. These are the first cases recorded on the European continent.
  • January 30, the World Health Organization declares global health emergency. This measure had only been decreed 5 times since its creation (for Ebola (twice), the H1N1 flu, Zika and poliomyelitis).
  • On February 23, France launched the ORSAN plan, an exceptional healthcare organization.
  • February 28, France is entering stage 2 of the epidemic.
  • The 11th of March, WHO classifies pandemic the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus disease worldwide.
  • March 12, the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron announces the national closure of nurseries and schools in France from March 16 and “until further notice”.
  • March 13, the WHO now designates Europe as the epicenter.
  • March 14, France moves to stage 3 of the epidemic.
  • 416 in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (8 people healed, 7 deceased): 36 in Ain, 2 in Allier, 24 in Ardèche, 42 in Drôme, 19 in Isère, 52 in Loire, 6 in Haute-Loire, 15 in Puy-de-Drôme, 102 in Rhône, 8 in Savoie (1 death), 94 in Haute-Savoie (8 healed). The other cases remain to be reported.
  • 397 in the Hauts-de-France. 202 cases confirmed in the Oise. 50 cases in Aisne, 36 cases in the North, 8 cases in Pas-de-Calais, 29 in the Somme. The other cases remain to be reported. 26 people died in this region.
  • 272 in Bourgogne-France-Comté (62 people hospitalized, 8 patients healed, 5 deaths, 15 people in intensive care): Doubs and the North Franche-Comté metropolitan center are still recording the highest number of cases, and new cases, signifying a higher circulation of COVID-19.
  • 212 in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (3 healed, 11 in intensive care) : 4 in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, 18 in the Hautes-Alpes, 43 in the Alpes-Maritimes, 93 in the Bouches-du-Rhône, 48 in the Var, 5 people in the Vaucluse.
  • 157 in Brittany (3 deaths). 34 in Ile-et-Vilaine, 22 in Finistère, 100 in Morbihan, 1 in Côtes d’Armor.
  • 172 in Occitania according to latest ARS Occitanie newsletter : 65 in Hérault, 25 in Aude, 9 in Aveyron, 13 in Haute-Garonne, 17 in Gard, 6 in Tarn-et-Garonne, 4 in Tarn, 3 in Lot, 3 in Gers, 2 in the Hautes-Pyrénées, 3 in the Pyrénées-Orientales. The other cases remain to be reported.
  • 115 in New Aquitaine : 16 new cases on the single day of March 12 according toARS Nouvelle-Aquitaine.
  • 85 in Corsica: 53 in South Corsica and 10 in Bastia. The other cases remain to be reported.
  • 97 in Normandy (8 people hospitalized, 1 death on March 6): 10 cases in the Manche, 20 cases in Calvados, 19 cases in Seine-Maritime, 17 cases in the Eure, 2 cases in the Orne.
  • 56 in Pays de la Loire, 4 patients cured according to latest ARS bulletin.
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