Contaminations linked to COVID-19 on the rise

As of April 21, 2022, more than 155,711 new COVID-19 infections have been reported in France, an increase of 153% compared to the same time last year. The average daily infection figures show an increase of just over 183% over the same period, and they continue to rise. In fact, the data available on Santé publique France estimates the number of new cases at a little more than 97,000 in 7 days, i.e. approximately +280%.

France, 4th country in the world with the most contaminations

With nearly 27.6 million infections, France is now the fourth country in the world with the most officially recorded cases : behind Brazil, India and the USA. However, with nearly 142,000 deaths, it is in 10th place, far behind the USA with more than 990,000 deaths.

As can be seen in the ranking above, the situation in Germany is almost similar to France. Yet Germany has a higher population and density (about 230 inhabitants/km², almost twice as much as in France).

How to reduce the death toll ?

The first thing to do is of course to continue to respect the barrier gestures. Even if the protective mask is no longer mandatory since March 14, 2022, it is still recommended in some places to protect yourself and the teams working on site. Other solutions exist, such as disinfectant gels, airing rooms for 10 minutes every hour if you do not have air purifiers, washing your hands regularly, coughing or sneezing into your elbow or a handkerchief and respecting physical distances.

The vaccine is still recommended to avoid developing severe forms. To date, 52.5 million people have been fully vaccinated, which represents approximately 79% of the population.