Covid-19: more than 500 new hospitalizations in twenty-four hours in France

The Covid-19 contaminations observed in the past twenty-four hours have decreased, with nearly 28,000 new cases against more than 100,000 the day before, Christmas Day, a level of contamination unprecedented in France since the start of the epidemic.

According to figures published Sunday evening by Public Health France, 27,697 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in twenty-four hours. A much lower level than the previous days, linked to the closure of a very large number of pharmacies and test centers on Christmas Day, and probably to a postponement of declarations linked to the holiday weekend. Over the past seven days, the average number of cases has stood at 70,000.

Under the effect of the fifth wave which intensifies, carried by the variant Omicron, much more contagious, the pressure also continues to mount on the services of critical care, which count 3,299 patients against 3,282 Saturday, with 93 new admissions .

Same surge in terms of hospitalizations with 16,365 people currently hospitalized against 16,162 the day before, or 506 new admissions. The number of deaths since the start of the epidemic has reached 122,642, 96 more than the day before.

Health Defense Council Monday

Faced with the acceleration of health degradation, President Emmanuel Macron will hold on Monday, by videoconference, a health defense council devoted to Covid-19 at 4 p.m., i.e. one hour before the Council of Ministers which must adopt the bill establishing the vaccination pass.

Initially scheduled for entry into force at the end of January, this text will be examined in committee at the National Assembly from Wednesday, before going to the Senate from January 5.

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Since the start of the vaccination campaign in France, more than 52.7 million people have received at least one injection (i.e. 78.2% of the total population) and 51,611,033 people now have a complete vaccination schedule (i.e. 76 , 5% of the total population). Since the start of the booster campaign, 22,002,825 people have received an additional dose.

The World with AFP

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