France Coronavirus Map and Case Count

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Total reported On May 11 14-day change
Cases 5.8 million 19,798 –38%
Deaths 107,096 251 –24%

Day with reporting anomaly.

14-day change trends use 7-day averages.

There have been at least 5,861,300 confirmed cases of coronavirus in France, according to the French government. As of Wednesday morning, 107,096 people had died.

National health authorities in France do not provide cumulative regional data for test-confirmed cases of the virus; only daily snapshots are reported. They do, however, report regional data for the total number of people hospitalized for Covid-19 and how many of those people have recovered or died.

Hospitalizations in France

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Source: Public Health France. Circles are sized by the number of people there who have been hospitalized with the virus, which may differ from where they contracted the illness.

Here’s how the number of hospitalizations and deaths are growing in France:

Hospitalizations and deaths by province

This table is sorted by places with the most new hospitalizations per 100,000 residents in the last seven days. Select deaths or a different column header to sort by different data.

Hosp. Per 100,000 Total
deaths
Per 100,000 Daily avg.
new in last
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Per 100,000 Daily avg.
in last
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Per 100,000
French Guiana 2,613 947 101 37 9 3 0.3 0.10
Guadeloupe 1,628 407 263 66 11 3 2.5 0.62
+ Île-de-France 117,597 958 19,538 159 278 2 49.6 0.40
+ Hauts-de-France 46,255 763 8,696 143 110 2 27.9 0.46
+ Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 48,034 951 7,737 153 87 2 19.9 0.39
+ Centre-Val de Loire 14,818 567 2,621 100 44 2 10.1 0.39
La Réunion 1,907 223 179 21 14 2 2.3 0.27
+ Bourgogne-Franche-Comté 24,102 843 4,641 162 45 2 8.9 0.31
+ Grand Est 47,796 851 9,872 176 80 1 20.3 0.36
+ Normandie 17,334 515 3,160 94 47 1 9.9 0.29

How Cases Are Changing

Here’s how the number of new cases and deaths are changing over time:

New reported cases by day

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These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.
Note: The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data.

New reported deaths by day

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Note: Scale for deaths chart is adjusted from cases chart to display trend.

The New York Times has found that official tallies in the United States and in more than a dozen other countries have undercounted deaths during the coronavirus outbreak because of limited testing availability.

Where You Can Find More Information

Read more about the virus’s impact on France’s economy, from its job market to its sacred wine industry, on poor urban suburbs, on a cherished summer ritual for French-Algerian families, and on the famous Seine river bank booksellers in Paris. It also disrupted - but did not stop - two of France’s most widely-watched sporting events: the French Open and the Tour de France.

Here is where you can find more detailed information:

France has centralized official coronavirus-related information and documents — like the waivers needed for personal outings — on this website (a more limited version is available in English). The government also releases daily statistics on the outbreak here. Key numbers and more detailed breakdowns are also available via the national public health authority.

The foreign ministry has an English guide for foreign visitors to France and instructions on the newly-required travel certificates.

Follow these local media organizations for more information: Le Monde, Franceinfo, Le Figaro, Libération and Mediapart. In English, check out The Local.

About the data

The Times has identified the following reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data:

April 4, 2021: France added a backlog of cases.

March 24, 2021: Public Health France reported several days' worth of data at once, leading to a spike in cases.

April 12, 2020: France reported a large number of probable cases in nursing homes.

France does not regularly report new data on weekends.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible.