France

The first case of COVID-19 in France was confirmed on 24 January 2020. In late February, an outbreak following a large religious gathering accelerated the spread of the virus. In mid March, the government closed schools and universities, followed by gatherings of more than 100 people, and later all non-essential public places. From 17 March, with 7,730 reported cases, the government imposed stay-at-home requirements which are expected to be lifted in early May.

Key statistics

  • Confirmed cases

    178,349

  • Cases per 100,000 people

    265.89

  • Deaths

    26,994

  • Recovered cases

    57,898

  • Days since first case

    110

  • Days since 100 cases

    74

  • Days since highest daily increase

    31

These statistics were last updated for 15 May 2020 and are drawn from the Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Cases dataset, published by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at John Hopkins University, via API by Laeyoung.

French Government COVID-19 policies

Last updated 22 April 2020

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