Info Post – February 12th 2022

Living through a pandemic

in the south of France

692 days since

1st lockdown in March 2020



Quiet week in Carcassonne. Still taking it easy.


✏️ JJ

7:15am, the nurse has been to administer my 1st injection of the day. Six more days to go. So far so good, no apparent side effects apart from the fact I have to get up early.


The situation is tending to improve, with a drop in infections and stable hospitalisations. Here follows the daily summary update on the Covid-19 epidemic with figures from Santé Publique France and the Ministry of Health.

This Friday 11 February, 131,376 new cases were recorded in 24 hours according to Santé Publique France (compared to 153,025 the previous day). The decrease in the number of infections is confirmed.

Hospitalisations for Covid remain stable with a total of 31,939 patients currently in hospital (compared to 32,415 the previous day).

In critical care services, there were 3,371 patients on Friday (compared to 3,416 the day before).

269 people have died in hospital in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of Covid deaths since the start of the pandemic to 134,536.

54,063,534 people have received at least one injection (80.2% of the total population) and 52,856,243 are fully vaccinated (78.4% of the population). 36,313,068 people have received a booster dose.


In the Aude, 171 people with covid were hospitalised on Friday, down by 5 since the previous day. This indicator shows a drop of 19 since Sunday.

Among these patients, 13 are treated in critical care units (intensive care, intensive care or continuous surveillance), stable in 24 hours; 105 are treated in conventional hospitalisation (5 less); 47 people are admitted in follow-up and rehabilitation care (SSR) or long-term care units (USLD) (1 less in 24 hours) and 6 in another type of establishment (+1).

One additional death was recorded in 24 hours in the département, bringing the total number of deaths in hospitals to 507.

The incidence rate in Aude, although still very high, continues to fall to 2,249 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the rolling week of 2 to 8 February, compared to 2,381 according to the figure communicated on Thursday.

Since the beginning of the epidemic, 2,071 people have been discharged from hospital in the department, including 14 in 24 hours.

The mark of 2,500 people discharged from hospital crossed in the Eastern Pyrenees
In the Pyrenees-Orientales, 261 covid patients are in hospital (-9 in 24 hours).

Among them, 20 are being treated in critical care services (resuscitation, intensive care or continuous surveillance), i.e. 1 more than on Thursday.

91 are treated in conventional hospitalisation (3 less in 24 hours); 132 in follow-up and rehabilitation care (SSR) or long-term care units (USLD) (7 less than the day before) and 21 are admitted in another type of hospitalisation (stable).

The department deplores 3 new deaths linked to covid this Friday, bringing the hospital death toll since March 2020 to 583.

The incidence rate, although still at a high level, continues to fall. It is 1,755 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the figure released on 11 February for the rolling week of 2 to 8 February, compared to 1,896 for the figure released on Thursday.

Since the beginning of the epidemic, 2,501 people have been discharged from hospital in the department, including 20 in 24 hours.


The Menton Lemon Festival is a unique event celebrating citrus fruits! It has grown into one of France’s greatest festivals!

Every February, the quaint town of Menton in the French Riviera hosts one of the most popular events in FranceFête du citron or the Lemon Festival in English. Every year over 300,000 visitors attend this festival which is all about saying farewell to winter and welcoming in the spring. The Lemon Festival is a unique and colourful celebration of life, that celebrates citrus fruits!

The Lemon Festival is celebrated in the same way as a carnival with parades and floats, because it began as a carnival celebration, it is just called a festival by name. It is the second largest event in the French Riviera after Nice CarnivalThe Lemon Festival has been taking place ever since 1928 and is organised by the Tourist Office.

Due to Covid, it looks like the event might be cancelled this year

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Simply love the stuff at the moment


British musician Ian McDonald, co-founder of the first progressive rock band of the 1970s, King Crimson, died on Wednesday 9 February in New York from cancer, aged 75.

Ian McDonald was the co-founder and songwriter of King Crimson, a progressive rock band that achieved worldwide success in 1969 with the album In The Court Of The Crimson King and its opening track 21st Century Schizoid Man. This album is considered to be the founding act of progressive rock, a mixture of rock tinged with classical music and jazz. The British bands Yes, Genesis, but also the star band Pink Floyd are the best known progressive rock bands.

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Rafael Fernandez Caballero has been named Underwater Photographer of the Year 2022 for his image of five whale sharks feeding together in the Maldives.

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SpaceX will lose up to 40 satellites it just launched due to a solar storm


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