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

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.


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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