LIVE CORONAVIRUS – The coronavirus epidemic continues to grow worldwide, especially in Italy, Spain, the United States and Belgium where a 12-year-old teenager died. The global toll is growing: 787,000 contaminations in 178 countries and more than 37,000 deaths. With 3,000 deaths recorded, France is fighting against the Covid-19 with carers on the front line. Deaths avoided thanks to confinement, figures by regions, real-time map, warnings on chloroquine, peak estimate, graphics to understand … News for Tuesday March 31.
The Covid-19 pandemic has infected more than 787,000 people worldwide and caused more than 37,000 deaths. More than half of the world’s population is confined due to the high contagion of the coronavirus. The United States has the highest number of cases with 164,000 patients. In Europe, Italy is approaching 100,000 cases and exceeds 11,500 deaths. The toll is also growing in Spain where 87,000 people are infected with the coronavirus and more than 7,700 have died from it. In France, 44,550 positive cases have been confirmed and 3,024 deaths have been reported in hospitals in the region, 418 more than the previous day. “The first 15 days of April will be even more difficult” warned Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on March 28. The peak of the epidemic is expected to occur by April 5, scientists say. The French are confined until April 15 (renewable date) and the amount of fines for non-compliance with exit authorizations increases to 200 euros (450 euros if it is increased, i.e. not paid within 45 days) according to a decree March 29. On March 24, Public Health France reported a sharp increase in the number of serious cases admitted to intensive care and deaths and an increase in deaths from all causes in people over 65 in the departments of Haut-Rhin, Oise, Vosges and Alpes-de -Haute-Provence. The confinement is strict and each exit from home requires a certificate of displacement (exit or travel). For business trips, this certificate is supplemented by an authorization signed by the employer.