Coronavirus Tracker: France Region-wise cases, deaths and recoveries:Total confirmed cases in France as of 27 April stand at 124,575 with 22,856 fatalities reported, according to the French government data. The European country is the fourth worst affected nation in the world in terms of coronavirus infections succeeded by US, Italy and Spain who stand at the first, second and third positions respectively. The country has also oversaw 45,683 recoveries till date. The first coronavirus case in France(also in Europe) was confirmed on 24 January in Southwestern part of the country.
According to the data provided by the French government there has been 28,217 hospitalisations so far out of which 14,202 have died in hospitals and over 40,000 have returned home while more than 4,000 are still in intensive care.
The country went into a lockdown on 16 March for the first time, restricting movements to essential trips like grocery shopping and medical appointments, extensively limiting outdoor physical activity, and enforcing, when possible, working from home.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) region-wise hospitalisations in France- Breakdown (updated 27 Apr 2020, 14:30 IST)
|Province||Hospitalizations||Deaths in hospitals|
|Centre-Val de Loire||2,397||
|Pays de la Loire||
Map of number of people who have been hospitalised in different regions across France
A lockdown and a mandatory home confinement was announced by the French President Emmanuel Macron on 16 March. Initially announced for 15 days, this lockdown was extended twice and will last till 11 May as of now.
On 12 March, the president announced the closure of all schools and universities. Gradually, the gatherings of more than 100 people were banned along with the closure of all non-essential services and public places including restaurants, cafes, cinemas etc.
(Data and map taken from Public Health France, COVID-19 data of Government of France)
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