LIVE Covid: more than 20,000 contaminations in 24 hours in France

    LIVE Covid: more than 20,000 contaminations in 24 hours in France

    Posted on Jan 10, 2021 9:01 AM

    The information to remember:

    > More than 20,000 new cases in 24 hours in France

    > Curfew at 6 p.m. in eight new departments

    > Identification of a “probable” cluster of the British variant in Marseille

    > Arrival of the first Moderna vaccines in France on Monday

    As China tightened restrictions in two cities south of Beijing on Saturday, in hopes of stemming the most serious Covid-19 outbreak seen in the country in six months, the virus continues to spread. Its British variant is now worrying all over the world. In the United States, which identified a new record of contamination on Friday (nearly 290,000 cases in 24 hours), 63 cases of this new strain have been detected in at least eight American states (including California and Florida).

    In France, despite the discontent of local elected officials, curfews will be brought forward this Sunday in eight departments at 6 p.m. The measure will apply in the Cher, Allier, Côte-d’Or, Haut-Rhin and Bas-Rhin, as well as Vaucluse, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Bouches-du- Rhône, the prefectures concerned announced on Saturday. In the latter department, in Marseille, a “probable” cluster of cases of the British variant of the virus was detected.

    Follow the events of the day of January 10 live:

    > 20,177 new cases in 24 hours in France

    France reported on Saturday 20,177 new cases of contamination with the new coronavirus in the space of 24 hours, up from 19,814 cases the day before. According to data from Public Health France, the health authorities also recorded 171 new deaths in hospital.

    The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 contamination now stands at 2,767,312 in France with a total of 67,599 deaths, including 46,983 in hospital.

    > A “probable” cluster of the new British variant detected in Marseille

    In Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône), the prefecture announced that 23 people suspected of having been in contact with the British variant had tested positive for COVID-19.

    45 contact people have been identified and 23 people have tested positive for Covid-19. Additional analyzes are now underway “to determine whether it is the variant of Covid-19 from the United Kingdom”, added the ARS, which speaks of a “probable family cluster”.

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