CORONAVIRUS. The bar of 25,000 coronavirus-related deaths was crossed on Monday, May 4, 2020, with more than 300 additional deaths since yesterday’s death toll. The question of Covid-19 in wastewater is again raised, as is the question of the first patient. Latest news …
It was expected given the figures this weekend. The number of coronavirus deaths in France has crossed the symbolic bar of 25,000 dead on Monday, May 4, 2020. There are 306 more deaths compared to yesterday’s assessment to reach 25,201 deaths. The latest deconfinement cards have also been revealed and changed little compared to the previous day. Here are the figures to remember this Monday evening:
- 131 863 cases confirmed by PCR (Ehpad included), or 576 more
- 71 390 cases in Ehpad, or 623 more
- 25 201 deaths in total (Ehpad included), or 306 more
- 15,826 hospital deaths, an additional 243
- 9,375 deaths in nursing homes, 63 more
- 25,548 hospitalizations in progress, 267 fewer
- 3696 people currently in intensive care, 123 less
- 51,371 people discharged from hospital, an additional 587
NB: the data relating to people hospitalized and in intensive care presented above correspond to the number of patients in the course of care and not to the accumulation since the beginning of the epidemic. In total, there were 93,372 hospitalizations. Similarly, hospitalizations and additional resuscitation cases in 24 hours correspond to net figures, taking into account cures and deaths. In the last 24 hours, roughly, 689 more hospitalizations have been recorded and 84 admissions to intensive care.
A study by the City of Paris has opened the way to a new way of testing the population for coronavirus, or rather to measure its presence and thus alert to a potential second epidemic wave. Researchers detected the presence of traces of Covid-19 in the capital’s wastewater, at the start of the epidemic, at its peak and during the downward phase that we are now seeing. « The more the epidemic progressed, the more genome there was in the wastewater. From the time that there was confinement, after a week, we started to see this viral load decrease. Today « Today, we are in the downward phase », explains Laurent Moulin, in charge of research and development at Eaux de Paris, at France Inter. Monitoring wastewater in treatment plants is another indicator of the presence of Covid-19 in homes, in addition to conventional, serological or PCR tests. This also has the advantage of anonymously « testing » the population. « Since they don’t go to the doctor, we can’t count them. With this method, we count everyone, » notes Laurent Moulin.
According to the Ministry of Health, the first cases of Covid-19 in France were listed on January 24, with the care of a Frenchman and two Chinese tourists who stayed in Wuhan. But it is becoming more and more likely that the disease was present in France long before, as some specialists feared (in particular in this documented article on the first cases in Europe). Yesterday evening, Professor Yves Cohen, head of the intensive care unit at Jean-Verdier hospital in Bondy, in Seine-Saint-Denis, assured on BFMTV that he had in his establishment « a positive case at Covid-19, on 27 last December « . The patient was tested retrospectively, the results were known a few days ago. The man « was sick 15 days and infected his two children, but not his wife. He was surprised, he did not understand how he was infected, he had not made a trip, » added the doctor. Results confirmed by an infectious disease specialist from the nearby Avicenne hospital. Why is this a game-changer? « This suggests that the virus was circulating sooner than expected on French territory, from the end of December, » explains Dr Bouchaud to the Parisian. The coronavirus has therefore been able to spread in France much more and in a much more diffuse way than the models predicted in January, February and March.
- The deconfinement map evolved positively during its last presentation, with Mayenne, Loire-Atlantique and Gers now in the « green ». A new version is presented this evening.
- Protective masks are available from Monday 4 May in supermarkets. Their price has been capped at 0.95 euros per unit, they can of course be sold for less.
- Edouard Philippe presented the deconfinement plan to the Senate on Monday.
- The Covid more threatening than last week. The government spokeswoman said yesterday that « the rate of contagiousness » of the coronavirus epidemic has rebounded in recent days. This rate was « 0.5, that is to say 10 people contaminated only 5 the following week. Today, we are at a rate of 0.63 », she said. . This evolution is explained by a certain relaxation of the respect for confinement, the French making « more outings » in public space.
- Fear of a second wave of the epidemic pushed 316 mayors to ask the President of the Republic to postpone the reopening of schools.
22:42 – 7 dead in 24 hours in the Rhône
In 24 hours, the coronavirus epidemic has caused seven additional deaths in hospitals in the Rhône, according to data released Monday by Santé Publique France. The number of people hospitalized, however, decreased with 1,073 patients against 1,104 Sunday.
22:31 – The lama, the solution to fight against the coronavirus?
According to information from the Parisian, Belgian and American researchers say that the llama could be an asset in the fight against the coronavirus. The animal would indeed produce an antibody which could block the infection by the virus. Belgian scientists, who have been studying the llama in the medical field since 2016, claim to have isolated the antibody in question. Their work should soon be published in the American journal Cell.
22:14 – Nature to fight against the next pandemics
For four experts from the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity, “future pandemics [comme celle du nouveau coronavirus] are likely to occur more frequently, spread faster, have a greater economic impact and kill more people. » In an article published on the institution’s website, they then claim the need for a « transformative change », where the protection of nature would be at the heart of the current choices of governments.
21:55 – How does a coronavirus screening test take place?
If the test is quick, it can still be a little painful in some people. And for good reason, to be able to be tested, it is first of all necessary that a sample is taken. To do this, you have to push a kind of large cotton swab into the nose. The idea is to go far enough to reach the nasopharyngeal area. Asked by franceinfo, Bruno Pozzetto, head of the virology department at the Saint-Etienne teaching hospital, explains: « You have to push the swab down into the back of the throat, beyond the line of the eyes. There is a risk to make the patient cry a little, to hurt him a little, but it’s almost a success factor. «
21:39 – The Covid in France in December? Details of Professor Cohen’s revelations
The head of the intensive care unit at Bondy Hospital detailed what was established in his hospital, with the discovery of a case of Covid-19 in December. He explained that tests were done retrospectively, which explains why he could not alert the authorities. « On an idea from Jean-Ralph Zahar, who is our professor of hygiene, we resumed all the PCRs that had been tested in patients who had pneumonia in December and in January for which the diagnosis was negative. patients, we had one that was positive at Covid-19, on December 27, when he was hospitalized with us, at Jean-Verdier, « he said. This patient has been tested twice, and tested positive twice.
21:32 – Hypertension drugs are not risk factors
According to three studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine, high blood pressure medications are not risk factors. Studies had expressed doubts, explaining that these molecules could increase in the body the presence of proteins called ACE2, which serve as entry points for the new coronavirus in humans.
21:16 – Masks in the large distribution: a “bad controversy” according to Bruno Le Maire
After the accusations of hidden stocks, which would have been constituted by the large distribution, Bruno Le Maire estimated this Monday that it was a « bad controversy ». I note that the large distribution, since the beginning of the health crisis, played the game perfectly, in particular to guarantee the security of the food supply of the French « , he assured at the microphone of France Inter.
21:05 – The number of deaths within the Ehpad de l’Aube
In the Aube region, 11 nursing homes and medico-social establishments register confirmed cases of coronavirus among their residents. In total, out of the 153 deaths recorded in the department, 40 concern people residing in an Ehpad.
20:41 – 37 deaths in a gerontological center of the CHU of Nîmes
Since the start of the coronavirus epidemic, 37 people, including 18 tested positive, have died from the virus on the gerontological site of Serre-Cavalier, managed by the Nîmes Hospital Center. The 19 others who were not diagnosed are also suspected of having died from the coronavirus.
20:33 – Dutch researchers identify an antibody capable of neutralizing the coronavirus
According to an article published by the scientific journal Nature, a team of Dutch researchers claims to have identified a monoclonal antibody, that is to say which belongs to the same cell clone, which would be capable in the laboratory of neutralizing the virus at the origin of the new coronavirus. This antibody could constitute a track for the “prevention and treatment” of these diseases.
20:18 – 1,073 patients hospitalized in the Rhône
This Monday, in the Rhône department, the number of people hospitalized is 1073 patients, 150 of them are in intensive care. 536 people died of the coronavirus and 1889 got out of the business.
19:52 – 88 hospitalizations in the Overseas
This Monday, the assessment of the coronavirus epidemic amounted to 88 hospitalizations in the Overseas Territories (Guadeloupe, Guyana, Reunion, Martinique, Mayotte), including 23 patients in intensive care.
19:44 – How many emergency visits for suspected contamination?
According to Santé Publique France, since yesterday, SOS physicians have performed 319 operations for suspected COVID, or 5% of total activity. Emergency services recorded 571 passages, or 3% of the activity.
19:40 – What active circulation of the coronavirus in France?
The departmental deconfinement map was updated this Monday evening. For all the information relating to the circulation of the coronavirus in France, visit our dedicated live.
19:38 – 93,372 people hospitalized since the start of the epidemic
The assessment of the coronavirus epidemic, established according to data from Public Health France, reports this Monday 25 258 hospitalizations currently. This figure corresponds only to the number of patients in treatment. Since the start of the epidemic, 93,372 people have been hospitalized.
19:35 – The balance of the cured patients
To date, 51,371 people who had contracted the coronavirus have been cured and have been able to return to their homes. In the past 24 hours, 587 more people have been healed.
19:33 – 71,390 cases confirmed in Ehpad
Since the start of the epidemic, the coronavirus has infected 71,390 people in French nursing homes, including 623 more in 24 hours.
19:31 – 131,863 confirmed cases of coronavirus in France
This Monday, the number of contamination cases rose to 131,863 cases confirmed by PCR (Ehpad included) since the start of the coronavirus epidemic in France, or 576 more patients detected in 24 hours.
19:23 – Figures for the coronavirus epidemic on Monday
This Monday, according to the latest data communicated by Santé Publique France, the coronavirus epidemic in France reports:
- 25,548 hospitalized patients, i.e. 689 admitted more and 267 beds occupied less in 24 hours
- 3,696 patients in intensive care, i.e. 84 more admitted and 123 beds occupied less in 24 hours
- 25,201 deaths, including 15,826 in hospitals and 9,375 in nursing homes
- 306 more deaths in 24 hours
19:06 – 99% of Charles de Gaulle sailors are cured of coronavirus
According to information from BFMTV, 99% of the 1,082 sailors from the Charles de Gaulles aircraft carrier, who had contracted the coronavirus, were cured. Only 18 sailors are said to remain in containment. They should be able to return home at the end of the week. They will still have to spend seven days in quarantine at their home.