August 22nd 2020

Day 156 – 69th day of de-confinement phase III

With 4775 new cases over the past 24 hours, we are getting back to similar numbers we experienced in April.

Despite the large increases of cases in Europe and other parts of the world, the number of hospitalisation in France has slightly decreased in the past 7 days.

In metropolitan France, the dynamic of rapidly increasing transmission remains worrying: all the indicators continue to progress while the level of screening is stagnating. While all age groups are affected by the increase, the rise in incidence is more marked among young adults. More than half of the departments exceed the threshold of 10 per 100,000 inhabitants, and 6 departments have an incidence rate above the alert threshold (50 per 100,000 inhabitants).


Summary of hospitalisations by regions in France

Almost all regions have experienced a slight decrease in hospitalisations since last week with the exception of the South of France Occitanie & PACA



Pic of the day

Calanques near Marseille

The weekly dash board


Today’s data



Data from August 21st

Information, news and tips


► Sophie Elizéon, prefect of the Aude, has just made the wearing of masks obligatory during gatherings of more than 10 people on the public highway from this Friday, August 21.

► As of 21 August 2020, 38 departments are in a Covid-19 vulnerable situation:

Moderate: Alpes-Maritimes, Alpes de Haute-Provence, Aube, Essonne, Gard, Gironde, Haute-Garonne, Haute-Savoie, Hautes Pyrénées, Hauts-de Seine, Ille-et-Vilaine, Isère, Eure-et-Loir, Indre et Loire, Loiret, Mayenne, Mayotte, Meurthe et Moselle, Nord, Oise, Pyrénées Atlantique, Réunion, Martinique, Guadeloupe and Saint Martin, Rhône, Seine et Marne, Tarn, Val d’Oise, Var, Vaucluse, Yvelines

High: Bouches-du-Rhône, French Guiana, Hérault, Paris, Sarthe, Seine-Saint-Denis, Val-de-Marne

► In Germany, the number of new daily cases now exceeds 2000, according to official figures published on Saturday morning. The authorities explain this strong increase in new cases in particular by the return of many German tourists from summer holidays abroad to risk areas. This situation has led the government to declare practically all of Spain and part of the Balkans, areas popular with German holidaymakers, as risk areas and to impose tests and quarantines on return.

Traffic: Another busy time on the roads in particular this Saturday. One more weekend to go and the roads will get back to normal.

► The town of Carcassonne would like to postpone the cancelled fireworks on July 14 to December 31.

Food and drinks

Les vendanges have started

Reds, whites, rosés, sweet, sparkling… You’ll see all the colours as you explore the Languedoc and Roussillon which, by the way, is the largest vineyard in France!

A total of 87 appellations, 51 of which are AOPs, coexist in Occitanie. On the south-western side, it is the kingdom of valleys, hills and alluvial terraces. Explore Gaillac, Fronton, Cahors, Saint-Mont, Madiran… On the Languedoc and Roussillon sides, you will enter the ardent lands of the Corbières, Minervois, La Clape, Saint-Chinian or Pic-Saint-Loup and Côtes du Roussillon.


The daily selection

The dreaded statistics

Top countries according to the number of deaths (above 5.000)

The list is getting longer all the time

Cases by country v population (1.000 deaths upwards)

France follow-up

Occitanie & Aude follow-up

Data from August 21st
Data from August 21st


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