200 dead in French hospitals, more than 2400 patients in intensive care

UPDATE ON THE SITUATION – New measures, new reports and highlights: Le Figaro Provides an update on the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic.

Valneva’s vaccine gets its first license, Queen Elizabeth II. Elizabeth continues official commitments, China weakened by virus… Le Figaro Tuesday, March 1, provides an update on the latest information regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.

More than 2400 patients in intensive care

Pressure on hospitals continues to ease in France, where 24,437 people were hospitalized on Tuesday versus 25,079 the previous day. 1330 patients were admitted in the last 24 hours. 2,408 people were admitted to intensive care wards on Tuesday, compared to 2,456 on Monday. More than 200 deaths are expected in French hospitals. 79,794 new cases were detected.

Vaccine: Valneva gets her first license

France-Austria laboratory Valneva said it has obtained an emergency use permit in Bahrain for its vaccine against Covid-19, which represents the first authorization for its serum using proven inactivated virus technology. Valneva plans to deliver the first batches to Bahrain at the end of March.

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Zero Covid deaths in South Africa: first since 2020

The country’s health authorities announced on Tuesday that it has not recorded any Covid-related deaths in South Africa in 48 hours. Officially, the most affected country in Africa, with no deaths from Covid-19, goes back to May 12, 2020. Zimbabwe, Namibia, Angola, Mozambique and Eswatini have not reported any Covid-related deaths in the past. 24 hours, but these countries have less developed health monitoring than South Africa.

II. Elizabeth continues her official duties

Buckingham Palace, Queen. Elizabeth announced she was resuming her official duties on Tuesday after she had to miss a few events last week as she contracted Covid-19. The health of the 95-year-old monarch, who tested positive for the virus on February 20, was cause for concern. But at the moment, he is well enough to speak via videoconference with the new ambassadors of Chad and the Principality of Andorra from Windsor Castle, where he lives.

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Expert: China weakened by virus

China’s zero-COVID strategy puts the world’s most populous country in a weak position vis-à-vis the virus, says a Chinese expert, in an article that contradicts Beijing’s official line. China, where the coronavirus was first detected in late 2019, is one of the latest countries to follow a zero-tolerance policy against the epidemic. For over two years, its official report has reported just over 100,000 cases of contamination, including 4,636 deaths.

The United States advises to avoid Hong Kong, from the risk of family separation

The United States advised its citizens to stay away from Hong Kong on Wednesday, March 2, due to the drastic measures implemented in the city to combat Covid-19, where young children can be separated from their parents. “In some cases, children who tested positive in Hong Kong were separated from their parents and kept in solitary confinement”He said the US State Department made a public statement by the American consulate in Hong Kong.

close to 6 million dead

The pandemic has officially killed at least 5,952,685 people from more than 433 million confirmed contaminations worldwide since the end of December 2019, according to a report by AFP at 11:00 GMT on Tuesday. The United States is the country with the most deaths (950,481), ahead of Brazil (649,333) and India (514,023). The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the impact of the pandemic could be two to three times greater than officially determined, taking into account the excess death rate directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19.