Coronavirus regional update Sunday 22nd March 2020

Coronavirus regional update - An 87-year-old person died this Saturday 21st March, from the coronavirus in the Alpes Maritimes bringing the total number of deaths in the region to 4. 32 new cases were diagnosed also in the Alpes Maritimes in the last 24 hours. 

Since February 28, 755 people have tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. France has 1,617 additional cases (results on Saturday evening). 

The last figures released on  Friday March 20th, 755 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Provence Alpes Côte-d'Azur. This figure has not been updated by the ARS since. 

On the other hand in France, the last assessment communicated Saturday evening, reports 1.617 new cases detected on Saturday.

Number of cases by department

15 people in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (4 people on March 16)
34 people in the Hautes-Alpes (18 people on March 16)
142 people in the Alpes-Maritimes (57 people on March 16) Note: this figure is likely to increase to 174 due to the 32 new cases declared on Saturday but has not yet been confirmed by the regional health agency.
408 people in Bouches-du-Rhône (131 people on March 16)
132 people in the Var (63 people on March 16)
24 people in Vaucluse (4 people on March 16)

To date the virus has led to 12 deaths in the Provence Alpes Côté d’Azur ( if we take into account the latest death reported on Saturday 21st March).

In the Principality of Monaco, six new positive cases were detected on Saturday, bringing the number of people cared for in Monaco to 18 since the start of the pandemic.

The prefecture announced Saturday March 21st that access to forest areas of the department was now prohibited. A measure which also concerns the banks of rivers, streams and beaches.

France’s Minister of the Armed Forces, announced that the amphibious helicopter carrier « Tonnerre » had set sail for Corsica this Saturday evening. The vessel will take care of 12 patients with the coronavirus transporting them to hospital in Marseille. 

The Provence Alpes Côté d’Azur has been classed as a « risk zone » and a curfew is in place for the Alpes Maritimes from 10pm to 5am until further notice. Food stores have been asked to close at the latest 9.30pm and anyone found circulating will be fined 135 euros. The curfew does not apply to those « essential workers » on night shifts. 

Amazon - Meanwhile Amazon will stop taking orders deemed "lower priority" on its French and Italian sites to focus on the products most in demand during this pandemic of coronavirus, announced the American giant on Saturday, March 21.

"We must focus the available capacity on the highest priority items and, as of today, temporarily stop taking orders for certain lower priority products on and," 

This only applies to new orders: those that have already been placed will be honored.

Worried that you have the coronavirus - Finally , if you think you have the coronavirus a new website has been launched to help French people worried about having been infected with the coronavirus to assess their symptoms and to be advised on the procedure to follow.

The site, referenced by the Ministry of Health, allows all those who think they are infected to take an anonymous and free "test": 24 questions about their symptoms (fever, cough, respiratory discomfort, body aches ...) but also on their medical history, and age.

Thanks to an algorithm developed and updated with the latest available scientific knowledge, in collaboration with medical specialists and the Pasteur Institute, the site then advises you either to simply stay confined to your home, to consult your doctor or even immediately call 15.

"This is not a diagnosis, it is an assessment of the state of health to know where we should be directed", explained to AFP Dr Fabrice Denis, member of the brand new Digital Alliance against Covid-19.

The goal is to reassure, but also to "reduce unnecessary calls to the SAMU, which is saturated," said the cancer specialist, who launched a few years ago an application for personalized monitoring of lung cancer patients.

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