The milestone of 100,000 cases of coronavirus per day crossed in France this Christmas Saturday. This is a new record, according to the latest data released this Saturday evening by Public Health France. Exactly 104,611 new contaminations have been detected in the last twenty-four hours in the country, against 58,536 last Saturday. France has thus reached an unprecedented threshold since the start of the epidemic in March 2020.
Some 72,999 cases are recorded each day on average (+ 41% in one week), according to the latest report from Health pulique France.
A few days before the New Year, will the government announce stronger restrictions or will it choose the status quo? 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.
16,162 people are currently hospitalized
At the national level, the 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).
💉 Vaccination campaign against #COVID19 | As of December 25:
✔ 21,947,185 people received a booster dose
✔ 52,712,462 people received a 1st injection
– Ministry of Solidarity and Health (@Sante_Gouv) December 25, 2021
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.