While the government has decided not to reconfine the French population during the February 2021 vacation, hoping that the only vacation coupled with the responsibility of the French will be enough to bring down the pandemic, the Covid-19 continues to kill. The Hexagon crossed, on February 9, 2021, the symbolic threshold of 80,000 deaths.
80,000 deaths in France from Covid-19 … several hundred more each day
The data published by Public Health France on February 9, 2021 in the evening reveal that France has passed 80,000 deaths. 80,147 deaths, to be precise, are to be deplored since the start of the pandemic. 439 more deaths were recorded (but which did not take place during the last 24 hours since on Tuesday the data are updated with the deaths in nursing homes which only go up twice a week).
However, since November 2020, on average, more than 200 people have died from Covid-19 in France every day, and the counter does not seem to be reducing. Every week, 1,400 people die from the disease, or more than 5,000 people per month.
France is the 7th most bereaved country in the world, and the second in Europe behind Italy, which has counted 92,002 deaths since the start of the pandemic according to Johns Hopkins University.
3.36 million cases of Covid-19 in France
France, according to Public Health France, also recorded on February 9, 2021 18,870 more cases in 24 hours. This is nearly 5,000 cases in 24 hours less than a week before … but the February holidays which began on February 6, 2021 in zone A could have reduced the number of tests carried out … and therefore the number of identified cases . The data for the four weeks of winter vacation should be taken with caution, as population movements tend to create statistical anomalies.
In total, France has identified 3,360,235 cases of Covid-19 on its territory since the start of the pandemic on February 9, 2021.