57,697 new cases, 165 deaths in 24 hours in French hospitals

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

Health emergency lifted in Hong Kong, Mayotte and Guyana sinking into chaos, mental health distress amid Covid… Le Figaro On Wednesday, March 2, provides an update on the latest information regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.

More than 2300 patients in intensive care

The epidemic continues to decline in French hospitals, where 23,840 were still hospitalized on Wednesday versus 24,437 the previous day. 1249 patients were hospitalized in the last 24 hours. On Tuesday, 2329 people were taken to intensive care against 2408. 165 deaths in French hospitals are also sad. In the last 24 hours, 57,697 people were detected.

End of health emergency in Guyana and Mayotte

During the defense and national security council chaired by Emmanuel Macron, “We shared a positive observation: The epidemic continues to decline” and “We just lifted the health emergency in Guyana and Mayotte”Government Spokesperson Gabriel Attal spoke after the cabinet meeting. Decree issued by the Council of Ministers “This puts an early end to the emergency” Sanitary, announced on January 5, 2022 and extended until March 31, 2022.

in Guyana, “After the epidemic progressed stronglyThe peak was reached in mid-January and a sharp decline began,” he said. The incidence rate had dropped to 57 per 100,000 people on 1 March and to 170 on 15 February. The white plan has already been abolished and the governor put an end to the curfew measures. Improvement in health status in Mayotte led to the lifting of curfew measures on January 28, 2022, and by February 27, 2022, the seven-day incidence rate had dropped to 10 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Guadeloupe brings carnival to life

The streets of Basse-Terre, capital of Guadeloupe (French West Indies), came alive during Shrove on Tuesday. “great parade”The apotheosis of the island’s carnival was canceled in 2021 due to the Covid-19 outbreak and was authorized late this year.

The streets of Basse-Terre came alive during the Shrove on Tuesday. “great parade”The deification of the island’s carnival was canceled in 2021. CEDRICK ISHAM CALVADOS / AFP

Spain crosses the 100,000 death mark

The Ministry of Health has announced that his health has improved very markedly after the wave caused by the Omicron variant. A total of 100,037 deaths and more than 11 million have been recorded in Spain, a German tourist vacationing in the Canary archipelago, who officially registered his first case on 31 January 2020, a little over two years after the outbreak began. cases.

Disorder takes hold of Hong Kong as mass screening approaches

Overwhelmed hospitals, empty supermarkets, ominous quarantine camps: chaos has gripped Hong Kong, facing the strongest wave of coronavirus and preparing to screen all its inhabitants. More than 280,000 contaminations have been recorded there in the last two months, versus just 12,000 outside this period since the start of the pandemic. The city is poised to test its 7.4 million residents three times in March and isolate every infected person, including prefabricated camps built with China’s help.

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US advises to stay away from Hong Kong

The United States on Wednesday advised its citizens to avoid Hong Kong because of the city’s drastic measures to fight Covid-19, where young children can be forcibly separated from their parents. “In some cases, children who tested positive in Hong Kong were separated from their parents and kept in solitary confinement until they met local hospital criteria.”, says a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Hong Kong officials stress that parents do not have the accommodation capacity to justify these separations when they themselves test negative.

According to WHO, mental health is in great anguish in the face of Covid

Mental health is one of the biggest victims of the Covid pandemic, with more than a 25% increase in cases of anxiety and depression worldwide, WHO said on Wednesday. In a recent brief on the matter, the World Health Organization (WHO) also notes that the health crisis has in many cases significantly hindered access to mental health services, raising concerns about increased behavior. suicide. Based on multiple studies, this document shows that in 2020, cases of major depressive disorders and anxiety disorders increased by 27.6% and 25.6%, respectively, worldwide.

This “Very significant increase”Brandon Gray, of the WHO’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, who coordinated the briefing, said. most “Covid-19 has had a significant impact on people’s mental health and well-being”He told AFP. Logically, the countries most affected by the pandemic in 2020 saw the largest increases in the prevalence of the disorders. Women are more affected than men, and young people aged 20-24 in particular are more affected than older age groups.

Police response in New Zealand

Riot police fired pepper spray at protesters outside the New Zealand Parliament in Wellington on Wednesday. He made arrests to put an end to the camp set up for more than three weeks against health restrictions. The police said they had “gained a lot of space” during operation.

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close to 6 million dead

The pandemic has officially killed at least 5,962,297 people out of more than 436 million confirmed contaminations worldwide since the end of December 2019, according to a report by AFP at 11:00 GMT on Wednesday. The USA is the country with the most deaths (952,509), ahead of Brazil (649,630), India (514,246) and Russia (353,230). The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the toll of the pandemic could be two to three times higher than officially determined, taking into account the excess death rate directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19.