Daily Post – August 25th

Living through a pandemic

in the south of France

523 days in Carcassonne since

1st lockdown in March 2020



✏️ Daily update – National

On Tuesday 24 August, 24,853 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in 24 hours, according to figures from Santé publique France, bringing the total number of confirmed cases since the beginning of the epidemic to 6,649,630. The positivity rate, which measures the number of positive cases in relation to the number of people tested, stands at 3%.

The number of Covid patients in hospital is now 6,163 (including 943 new admissions). Hospitalisations in critical care units, which take care of the most serious cases, remain high, with 2,221 patients, including 214 new admissions in 24 hours.

153 people have died of Covid-19 in hospitals in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths in France to 113,788, including 87,172 in hospital.

To date, 47,519,858 people have received at least one dose of vaccine, i.e. 70.7% of the total population, and 41,296,381 people have had a complete vaccination schedule, i.e. 61.2% of the total population.

✏️ Regional update

The epidemic status in the Aude and Pyrénées-Orientales thanks to the figures communicated this Tuesday by Santé publique France.

In the Aude, this Tuesday evening, 106 people are hospitalised because of Covid-19 (+1 in 24 hours), 16 patients are in intensive care (-2 in 24 hours), 76 are in conventional hospitalisation (+3), 13 in follow-up care or long-term care (stable number) and 1 in other structures. 2 additional deaths are to be reported this Tuesday. The coronavirus has caused the death of 387 people in Aude since the beginning of the pandemic, including 8 in the last 7 days.

The incidence rate continues to fall in the department. It stands at 327.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the sliding week from 15 to 21 August (published on 24 August) compared to 346.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the sliding week from 14 to 20 August.

10 deaths in seven days in the Pyrénées-Orientales
In the Pyrenees-Orientales, this Tuesday evening, 132 people are hospitalised because of Covid-19 (+3 in 24h). Among them, 21 are in intensive care (-1 compared to Monday), 63 in conventional hospitalisation (+4), 34 in follow-up care or long-term care (stable number) and 14 in other structures (also stable number).
2 deaths are to be deplored this Tuesday in the Pyrénées-Orientales, which brings the total to 10 deaths from Covid-19 in the department over the last 7 days. In total, 373 people have died in hospital in the Pyrénées-Orientales due to the coronavirus since the beginning of the epidemic.

In the Pyrénées-Orientales, the incidence rate continues to fall. In the sliding week from 15 to 21 August (published on 24 August), it was 313.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants compared to 320.9 per 100,000 in the sliding week from 14 to 20 August.

✏️ Travel to France from a non EU country

Here is the link to the official Government page (in English 🇬🇧) with all the necessary information on documentation required. I assume it is being kept to date on a very regular basis.


Spent most of Saturday night watching the race as planned. I, after all these years, even learned a few things listening alternatively to French or English commentary.

Excellent view of the track at night, the main stands & pit lane taken from the Good Year blimp.


Wether you like them or not, the Rolling Stones are legend


Travel Page. has been updated with the latest information below:

24/08: Thailand will pivot to a “live with covid” strategy and reopen its borders more widely to vaccinated tourists from October.
23/08: Estonia now imposes a 10-day quarantine on unvaccinated people coming from France.
23/08 : Thailand: Chiang Mai will not reopen until October.
23/08 : The United States is extending the closure of its land borders with Canada and Mexico until at least 21 September. It is also keeping its air borders with Europe closed.
23/08: Chile will not reopen its borders in September.
20/08 : Polynesia: extended lockdown, inter-island travel limited.

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