October 10th 2020

Day 205 – 29th day of de-confinement phase IV in France

With around 19.000 new cases reported twice in 48h in France (Wednesday to Thursday & Thursday to Friday) and over 20.000 in the 24 hours from Friday to Saturday new records are being broken.

The test positivity rate (the proportion of positive people out of all those tested) exceeded 10% for the first time, at 10.4%.

Lille, Lyon, Grenoble and Saint-Etienne join Paris, Aix and Marseille. These 4 cities are now in a maximum alert zone and are subject to new restrictions.

Territories on alert

In Occitanie the number of hospitalisations jumped by over 25% in one week to reach 566. There are 2 main problem areas and namely Montpellier and Toulouse which are

In our Aude departement, there are 11 (7 men, 4 women) people hospitalised as of yesterday evening.

Information from Geodes


This week

Last week


Cummulative and daily figures + top countries according to deaths per million


Cummulative and daily figures + top “departements”according to deaths per million



Data from Froday Octobre 9th


Lighthouses and storms


✒︎ Carte de séjour

For those of you needing a carte de séjour or simply renew it, after 3 failed attempts the official web site will re-open on October 15th.

There is also a new decree in the making affecting the Brits in view of Brexit which will specify new minimum earnings required to live in France. I am not aware of any timing but it will be before year end.

✒︎ Infection rate

Approximately 4.5% of the population of metropolitan France had antibodies in May proving a past Covid-19 infection, according to the first estimates of a national survey. This proportion “is highest in Paris (9%), in the departments of the inner suburbs (9.5%) and the Haut-Rhin (10.8%)”, the places most affected by the first wave of the epidemic in March-April. Conversely, the regions with the lowest proportions are Burgundy-France Comté (1.5%), Normandy (1.9%), Occitania (1.9%) and New Aquitaine (2%).

✒︎ Tests

The French health authority said on Friday that it was “in favour” of using antigenic tests to detect the new coronavirus, which are faster than the reference RT-PCR test.

✒︎ Rumours?

Dim Sums / Dumplings

What I miss the most from China

The weekly slide show
Some unbelievable adds

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

Data from October 10th


✒︎ Cases by country v population (1.000 Cases upwards)

Incomplete data this week. Working on it.


✒︎ France follow-up


✒︎ Occitanie & Aude follow-up

Data from Ocotbre 9th
Data from October 9th


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