Lhe Covid-19 contamination observed in the past 24 hours has decreased, linked to the closure of a very large number of pharmacies and test centers on Christmas Day. According to figures published on Sunday, December 26, in the evening, by Public Health France, 27,697 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in 24 hours. A much lower level than the previous days.
Saturday, December 25, France crossed the threshold of 100,000 cases under the effect of the fifth wave which intensifies, carried by the variant Omicron much more contagious. Unheard of in two years of health crisis. Over the past seven days, the average number of cases has stood at 70,000.
Pressure mounts on critical care services
Pressure also continues to mount on critical care services which have 3,299 patients against 3,282 on 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.
Faced with the acceleration of health degradation, President Emmanuel Macron will hold by videoconference a Health Defense Council dedicated to Covid-19 at 4 p.m., 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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On the health situation, government spokesman Gabriel Attal had specified that a « reassessment » was scheduled for Monday, while Omicron will undoubtedly become the majority in France this week. 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). And since the start of the booster campaign, 22,002,825 people have received an additional dose.