Living through a pandemic
in the south of France
535 days in Carcassonne since
1st lockdown in March 2020
DAILY STATISTICS HERE
▫️ HOME NEWS DESK
A new week has started and I am looking forward to it. In a few days I am off to meet up with a group of school friends. A couple of them I have not seen in 40 years mainly due to the fact that I have lived abroad all that time.
✏️ Daily update – National
This Sunday 5 September, 10,410 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 6,836,452. The positivity rate, which measures the number of positive cases in relation to the number of people tested, was 2.5%, identical to the previous day.
The number of patients hospitalised, which had fallen back below 11,000 on Thursday, fell again slightly to 10,644 from 10,654 on Saturday, with 227 patients admitted in the last 24 hours. The critical care units, which receive the most seriously ill patients, now have 2,217 patients – including 60 admitted in the last 24 hours – compared to 2,223 on Friday.
For the past ten days, the number of patients admitted to intensive care units has fluctuated between 2,200 and nearly 2,300 without showing a clear downward trend.
In 24 hours, 49 people have been killed by Covid, bringing the total death toll to 114,905 since the beginning of the epidemic.
On the vaccination front, 49,128,555 people have received at least one injection (i.e. 72.9% of the total population) and 45,455,314 people now have a complete vaccination schedule (i.e. 67.4% of the total population).
My monthly statistics for last month compiled by Deezer
There was another excellent TV show on ARTE about the Beatles which prompted me to spend some time listening to some of my favorites from them.
▫️ TRAVEL NEWS
Travel Page. has been updated with the latest information below:
03/09: Panama: Unvaccinated people from the following countries must remain in quarantine for three days: United States, Cuba, Guatemala, Costa Rica, French Guiana, United Kingdom, Greece, Georgia, Estonia, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Azerbaijan, Israel, Malaysia, Mongolia, South Africa, Guinea Bissau, Tunisia and Fiji.
03/09: Montenegro now requires either a certificate of vaccination, a PCR test less than 72 hours old or an antigenic test less than 48 hours old, or an attestation of having been infected by covid.
▫️ FOOD & DRINKS
At this very moment, I am off food. So no comment available today.
▫️ NEWS FROM ACROSS THE POND 🇺🇸
Some more gems from crazy USA
▫️ ADDITIONAL READS FOR TODAY
I have not had time yet to read the press today