|Total reported||On April 16||14-day change|
Day with reporting anomaly.
14-day change trends use 7-day averages.
There have been at least 5,224,300 confirmed cases of coronavirus in France, according to the French government. As of Saturday morning, 100,404 people had died.
National health authorities in France do not provide cumulative regional data for test-confirmed cases of the virus; only daily snapshots are reported. They do, however, report regional data for the total number of people hospitalized for Covid-19 and how many of those people have recovered or died.
Hospitalizations in France
Here’s how the number of hospitalizations and deaths are growing in France:
Hospitalizations and deaths by province
This table is sorted by places with the most new hospitalizations per 100,000 residents in the last seven days. Select deaths or a different column header to sort by different data.
new in last
|+ Provence-Alpes-C?te d'Azur||44,771||886||7,130||141||228||5||29.3||0.58|
|+ Grand Est||44,982||801||9,291||165||181||3||29.3||0.52|
|+ Centre-Val de Loire||13,407||513||2,362||90||78||3||8.3||0.32|
How Cases Are Growing
Here’s how the number of new cases and deaths are changing over time:
New reported cases by day
New reported deaths by day
Where You Can Find More Information
Read more about the virus’s impact on France’s economy, from its job market to its sacred wine industry, on poor urban suburbs, on a cherished summer ritual for French-Algerian families, and on the famous Seine river bank booksellers in Paris. It also disrupted - but did not stop - two of France’s most widely-watched sporting events: the French Open and the Tour de France.
Here is where you can find more detailed information:
France has centralized official coronavirus-related information and documents — like the waivers needed for personal outings — on this website (a more limited version is available in English). The government also releases daily statistics on the outbreak here. Key numbers and more detailed breakdowns are also available via the national public health authority.
About the data
The Times has identified the following reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data:
April 4, 2021: France added a backlog of cases.
March 24, 2021: Public Health France reported several days' worth of data at once, leading to a spike in cases.
France does not regularly report new data on weekends.
Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible.
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