LFrance crossed the threshold of 100,000 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours on Saturday, Christmas Day, unprecedented, while the government must reassess the situation on Monday. With 104,611 new cases in 24 hours, the country has reached a threshold unprecedented since the start of the epidemic in March 2020, according to figures released Saturday evening by Public Health France. The 50,000 mark was passed on December 4 and this figure has therefore doubled in three weeks, according to data from the health agency.
Faced with the proliferation of the Omicron variant, the executive is mobilizing. Emmanuel Macron will hold a Health Defense Council on Monday by videoconference at 4 p.m., one hour before the Council of Ministers which must adopt the bill establishing the vaccination pass. A few days before the New Year, will the government announce stronger restrictions or will it choose the status quo?
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Some measures have already been taken locally, such as in Savoie. A prefectural decree extends the measures in force since November 30, requiring the wearing of masks for people eleven years of age and over, including outdoors, in places with more than 10 people, such as markets, theaters, etc. . Wearing a mask is also compulsory for those aged eleven and over from 9 a.m. to midnight in the municipalities of Chambéry, Aix-les-Bains and Albertville and the municipalities of ski resorts (such as Tignes or La Plagne).
The pressure remains stable in the hospital
Nationally, pressure remains stable on critical care services which have 3,282 patients, against 3,254 on Friday, with 160 new admissions (316 the day before). 16,162 people are currently hospitalized against 16,173 the day before, with 760 new admissions (1,398 the day before).
The number of deaths since the start of the epidemic has reached 122,546, 84 more than the day before (169 Friday). Finally, since the start of the vaccination campaign in France, 52,712,462 people have received at least one injection (i.e. 78.2% of the total population) and 51,606,171 people now have a complete vaccination schedule (i.e. 76, 5% of the total population). And since the start of the booster campaign, 21,947,185 people have received an additional dose.