France: Covid-19 cases increase 125% in one week, Delta at 80% – “We have entered a fourth wave”

“We have entered a fourth wave of the virus,” said government spokesman Gabriel Attal on leaving the Council of Ministers on Monday, July 19, explaining that “the dynamics of the epidemic are extremely strong, with a wave faster and a steeper slope than all the previous ones”....More...

France: 46 cases of B.1.1.7 with E484Q mutation in Bordeaux coronavirus outbreak of VOC 20I/484Q

The French city of Bordeaux is to fast-track vaccinations for residents in one neighbourhood, opening access the jab for all adults after nearly 50 people tested positive for a “very rare” variant of Covid-19. 

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France: Breton coronavirus variant B.1.616 – “A new Sars-Cov-2 variant poorly detected by RT-PCR on nasopharyngeal samples, with high lethality”

We report a nosocomial outbreak of COVID-19 cases related to a new variant, B.1.616, characterized by poor detection by RT-PCR tests on nasopharyngeal samples despite typical clinical, radiological, and biological features of COVID-19. ...More...

France: 18 new infections reported of the 19B/501Y Henri Mondor coronavirus variant

The 19B / 501Y Henri Mondor variant (lineage A.27) has been detected in France since January 2021 infrequently but overall stable, with fluctuations from one week to the next: it represented 1% of sequences interpretable in the Flash # 6 survey (03/30/2021) versus 0.2% in the Flash # 5 survey (03/16/2021). ...More...

France: Breton variant B.1.616 – 37 cases & 16 deaths with just 9% of cases detected by first RT-PCR coronavirus test

As of 04/21, 37 confirmed cases of infection with the 20C / 655Y [B.1.616] variant have been reported in France, including 34 in Brittany and 3 in other regions in people linked to the area of ​​circulation of the virus in Brittany (made up of several urban communities around Lannion, Guingamp, Saint-Brieuc, Paimpol)....More...

France: Family of man who died a few days after AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccination file a complaint for involuntary manslaughter

In Annecy, the family of a 63-year-old man who died on March 18, eleven days after being vaccinated against Covid-19 with a dose of AstraZeneca vaccine, confirmed they have filed a complaint against [persons unknown] for involuntary homicide. ...More...