Daily Post – August 17th

Living through a pandemic

in the south of France

515 days in Carcassonne since

1st lockdown in March 2020

DAILY STATISTICS HERE

▫️ HOME’S NEWS DESK

✏️ Daily update on the epidemic in France, with figures from Santé Publique France and the Ministry of Health.

CONTAMINATIONS
On Monday 16 August, 5,829 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in 24 hours, according to figures from Santé Publique France, giving a total of 6,476,864 confirmed cases since the start of the epidemic.

The positivity rate, which measures the number of positive cases in relation to the number of people tested, stands at 3.5%.

HOSPITALISATIONS
The number of Covid patients in hospital is now 10,151 (including 950 new admissions).

Hospitalisations in critical care units, which deal with the most serious cases, also continued to increase, with 1,908 patients, including 178 new admissions in 24 hours.

DEATHS
97 people have died of Covid-19 in hospitals in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths in France to 112,798, including 86,257 in hospital.

VACCINATION
To date, 46,494,384 people have received at least one injection, i.e. nearly 69% of the total population, and 39,417,418 people have received a full vaccination schedule, i.e. nearly 58.5% of the total population.

▫️ TRAVEL NEWS

Travel Page. is up to date

▫️ FUN

▫️ MUSIC

I have been working on setting up playlists. Here is my current “My 60’s Music. Plenty more to come I am sure.

I am more than happy to share this playlist on Deezer. Just send me a message.

▫️ FOOD & DRINKS

Here is a very nice book I was given a few days when purchasing rosé wine and bits in Ramatuelle (Var). Mainly pictures and stories but also some interesting recipes. It is in French 🇫🇷 but the pics help.

I have just found the same book on line in a PDF format. Here is the link.

▫️ NEWS FROM ACROSS THE POND 🇺🇸

Some more gems from crazy USA

  ▫️  ADDITIONAL READS FOR TODAY

 📖 49 million-year-old beetle looks like it was squashed yesterday

📖 Animals Can Count and Use Zero. How Far Does Their Number Sense Go?

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