Daily Post – May 10th

Living through a pandemic

in the south of France

416 days in Carcassonne since

1st lockdown in March 2020


In the Aude, this Sunday evening, the figures are stable compared to Saturday. 125 people were hospitalised: 60 in conventional hospital, 12 in intensive care, 52 in follow-up or long-term care and 1 in other facilities. No additional deaths were recorded on Sunday. In total, 349 people have died from Covid in the department.

In the Pyrénées-Orientales, 151 patients were hospitalised this Sunday (+6 in 24 hours): 71 in conventional hospitalisation (+5), 21 in intensive care (-1 compared to Saturday), 56 in follow-up care or long-term care (the same as Saturday) and 2 in other structures.
No additional deaths were reported in the Pyrénées-Orientales on Sunday. The department counts 301 victims of Covid.

In the Occitanie region, this Sunday evening, 1,562 people are hospitalized because of the Covid (+6 in 24 hours): 778 in conventional hospitalization (+6), 319 in intensive care (+2), 442 in follow-up or long-term care (2 less than Saturday) and 23 in other sectors. In total, 4,295 inhabitants of the Occitanie region have died from Covid-19, including 6 in the last 24 hours.

▫️ Interview Mr Veran this morning

Do not weaken. While the number of patients in critical care units has just fallen back below the 5,000 mark, Olivier Véran was satisfied on Monday that the epidemic was “continuing to decline” in France. However, the Health Minister warned that the virus “is still circulating at a high level”, hence the need for the French not to relax in applying barrier measures.

“Our strategy is first to inform the French, they have known for 15 months, on the need to be careful for themselves and for others,” he said on LCI. As such, he “calls on them, while there will be a long weekend of four days, not to hesitate to be tested in pharmacies, laboratories, via self-tests or PCR tests. “We will be deploying hundreds of thousands of tests and self-tests in the coming days for those who wish to do so,” he said.

Always conducive to family gatherings, the Ascension Bridge could be a “pivotal weekend”, according to Olivier Véran. “We want to get together, see our parents, change departments and enjoy the period,” the minister argues. “It is an important period, we are not going to compromise it by doing anything. But I am convinced that the French have the keys to reading and understanding and will be responsible,” he concluded.

For several days, the health situation in France has been improving. The number of Covid-19 patients in critical care units (intensive care units, intensive care units and continuous surveillance units) in France has fallen back below the symbolic 5000 mark (4,971). The number of deaths, the positivity rate and the incidence rate: all the other indicators have been falling recently, raising hopes that the crisis will be over by the summer. This optimism is all the more justified as the vaccination campaign continues to accelerate (17,692,900 first doses injected, 8,198,987 second doses).


All (but one) growing nicely.


▫️ MUSIC OF 1969

Another Top Hit in France at that time

This one, for many reasons, is in my Top 5 of all times.

🎶 / 🎶 / 🎶


Now that summer is almost here, it is time to brushup on new ideas for aperitifs

More info here




Not a brilliant strt to the week and the next few days will be very similar

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