France records 18,000 new cases of Covid-19, a record increase – .

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France records 18,000 new cases of Covid-19, a record increase – .


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                Le ministre français de la Santé, Olivier Veran, a déclaré que les nouvelles infections à Covid-19 augmentaient à un rythme sans précédent en raison de la variante Delta, après que 18 000 cas ont été signalés au cours des 24 heures précédentes.
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In an address to MPs, Veran said he was “alarmed” by this worrying increase attributed to the Delta variant, responsible for just under 79% of new cases. Just a week ago, the numbers remained below 7,000 cases, leading to an increase of some 150% in one week.

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Even though the Covid-19 figures are on the rise again in France, they still remain well below the peak of November 7, 2020, where 83,324 new cases were recorded in a single day. But as today’s increase is worse, health officials are warning of a more serious “fourth wave”. © Screengrab Worldometers
    </div>"Nous n'avons jamais vu cela, ni avec le (original) Covid, ni avec la souche anglaise ni les variantes sud-africaines ou brésiliennes", a-t-il déclaré.

In total, 37.52 million people in France have received at least one vaccination, bringing the country’s coverage to 45.2%.

And as the number of Covid-19 patients requiring intensive care is gradually decreasing (IC occupancy rates fell from 21.8% on July 6 to 18% on July 19), specialists fear the trend may continue. ‘reverse.

Under a bill to be voted on in the coming days, people who wish to eat out, go to the movies or take a long-distance train will have to be vaccinated or produce a negative Covid test.

From September, vaccinations will become compulsory for healthcare workers and nursing homes. Macron’s announcement of the measures this month sparked a rush for vaccines in a country that was one of the timid in the world at the start of the pandemic.

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