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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in France - Statistics & Facts

A coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2 is the origin of a lung disease called COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019), which caused a global health crisis in early 2020. After spreading globally, it was recognized by the WHO as a pandemic on March 11, 2020. This novel virus of the coronavirus family made its first appearance in December 2019 in the city of Wuhan, located in China’s central Hubei province.

Current situation

In France, the virus was first detected at the end of January. It was also in France that SARS-CoV-2 made its first appearance in Europe. Three people were tested positive and one of them, an 80-year-old tourist, died from COVID-19 on February 15. The epidemic started to take off in early March 2020. By June 15, 2021, more than 5.7 million people had been infected. After more than a year of pandemic, the virus also caused several thousand deaths in France. On a regional scale, the Paris region (Ile-de-France) and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes reported the most fatalities.

Vaccination campaign

France launched its vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on December 27, 2020. The first vaccine to be approved by the French health authorities was the German-American vaccine developed by BioNTech-Pfizer. The objective of the French government is to vaccinate at least 60 percent of the population to stop the spread of the virus. The first step of the French vaccination strategy was to administer doses of the coronavirus vaccine (COVID-19) to vulnerable individuals and caregivers. In fact, the elderly were the first risk group to be vaccinated, as they have been particularly vulnerable to the virus. As of June 13, 2021, more than 15 million people have been vaccinated in France, and more than 30 million have received at least one dose of vaccine.

Morals at half-mast and criticism

As the epidemic progressed, more and more people got worried about the outbreak, especially when a new lockdown or further restrictions were announced by the government. Combined with the disruption of daily life, it hurt the state of mental health in France. Although a majority of French people reacted favorably to measures to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, their confidence in their government to effectively manage the crisis was rather mixed. Opinions were also lukewarm about the effectiveness of the French government's end of lockdown strategy, which began on May 19, 2021, with the reopening of terraces in bars and restaurants. This first step was positively received by the French, who saw it as an opportunity to reconnect with their social life. With the gradual disappearance of the curfew, the mandatory wearing of masks in the outdoors also began to be considered in France.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in France - Statistics & Facts

A coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2 is the origin of a lung disease called COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019), which caused a global health crisis in early 2020. After spreading globally, it was recognized by the WHO as a pandemic on March 11, 2020. This novel virus of the coronavirus family made its first appearance in December 2019 in the city of Wuhan, located in China’s central Hubei province.

Current situation

In France, the virus was first detected at the end of January. It was also in France that SARS-CoV-2 made its first appearance in Europe. Three people were tested positive and one of them, an 80-year-old tourist, died from COVID-19 on February 15. The epidemic started to take off in early March 2020. By June 15, 2021, more than 5.7 million people had been infected. After more than a year of pandemic, the virus also caused several thousand deaths in France. On a regional scale, the Paris region (Ile-de-France) and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes reported the most fatalities.

Vaccination campaign

France launched its vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on December 27, 2020. The first vaccine to be approved by the French health authorities was the German-American vaccine developed by BioNTech-Pfizer. The objective of the French government is to vaccinate at least 60 percent of the population to stop the spread of the virus. The first step of the French vaccination strategy was to administer doses of the coronavirus vaccine (COVID-19) to vulnerable individuals and caregivers. In fact, the elderly were the first risk group to be vaccinated, as they have been particularly vulnerable to the virus. As of June 13, 2021, more than 15 million people have been vaccinated in France, and more than 30 million have received at least one dose of vaccine.

Morals at half-mast and criticism

As the epidemic progressed, more and more people got worried about the outbreak, especially when a new lockdown or further restrictions were announced by the government. Combined with the disruption of daily life, it hurt the state of mental health in France. Although a majority of French people reacted favorably to measures to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, their confidence in their government to effectively manage the crisis was rather mixed. Opinions were also lukewarm about the effectiveness of the French government's end of lockdown strategy, which began on May 19, 2021, with the reopening of terraces in bars and restaurants. This first step was positively received by the French, who saw it as an opportunity to reconnect with their social life. With the gradual disappearance of the curfew, the mandatory wearing of masks in the outdoors also began to be considered in France.

Interesting statistics

In the following 5 chapters, you will quickly find the {amountStatistics} most important statistics relating to "Coronavirus (COVID-19) in France".

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