Covid-19: Positive cases in France increased by 41% in a week


  • In France, the daily contamination limit of 110,000 for a week was exceeded, with 148,635 cases recorded on Thursday.
  • According to Public Health France, 112 patients infected with Covid died in the hospital in the last 24 hours.
  • Paxlovid: Why Pfizer’s anti-Covid tablets are a failure.
  • Worldwide, the pandemic has officially killed at least 6.1 million people. Some estimates put the actual number of deaths at two or three times the actual number.


this live is over

See you tomorrow to follow the development of the pandemic.


England: positive for Saka covid-19

The English Football Association announced on Thursday that Arsenal player Bukayo Saka, who tested positive for Covid-19, was forfeited on Saturday in the 2022 World Cup friendlies against Switzerland, Tuesday and Ivory Coast.

“He had been isolated from the group since Wednesday and has now returned home,” says FA, Saka.


112 new deaths

It was saddening that 112 people infected with the virus died in the hospital in the last 24 hours. A total of 141,443 people have died in hospital or healthcare facilities since the start of the pandemic more than two years ago.


Fewer hospitalized patients in intensive care

According to Public Health France, 20,654 people positive for Covid-19 were hospitalized this Thursday versus 20,653 yesterday. Of these, 1,523 are in intensive care services versus 1,695 as of last Thursday. In the last 24 hours, 1338 positive patients were admitted. It’s been more than 7 days. The number of daily hospitalizations continues to increase.


46% more positive cases than last Thursday

148,635 positive cases were detected in 24 hours, compared to 101,747 last Thursday (+46%). Last week’s average now exceeds 110,000 cases per day (+41% in a week).


Paxlovid: Why Pfizer’s anti-Covid tablets are a failure

The new Pfizer tablets remain under prescription for use by the most vulnerable to prevent them from developing a severe form of Covid. The fault of an overly complex procedure and a large number of contraindications. The Ministry of Health will increase communication. Our article.


EMA favors allowing preventive treatment of AstraZeneca

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommends that AstraZeneca’s Evusheld preventive therapy for people who do not have antibodies and whose bodies are resistant to the vaccine should be marketed to people older than 12 years of age. Evusheld combines two types of synthetic antibodies (tixagevimab and cilgavimab) and is administered as two intramuscular injections. It is considered effective against Omicron. In France, HAS gave the green light to preventive use of Evusheld in December.


Founders of IHU Marseille oppose a conference with antivax

The six founding members of the IHU (university hospital institute) Méditerranée Infection have asked the institute management, headed by Pr Didier Raoult, to be reintroduced with their personalities known for their personalities, within the walls of the Covid-19 symposium scheduled for the end of March. anti-vaccine positions Armed Forces Health Service, University of Aix-Marseille, Development Research Institute, French Blood Association, Public Aid for Marseille Hospitals and Inserm explain that they are “not aligned with and in no way associated” with this meeting. 30 and 31 March. “The name and nature of the participants and partner associations leaves no doubt about the aims of the colloquium”, they explain, hence their “relocation” request.


The number of cases and the number of cases is increasing in Germany

The Robert-Koch Institute (RKI) recorded 318,387 new infections in 24 hours. That’s 23,456 more cases than last Thursday. The incidence (the number of cases per 100,000 people over the course of a week) rose to 1,752 on Thursday, against 1,734.2 the day before.


Valérie Pécresse positive for Covid-19

LR presidential candidate Valérie Pécresse announced on Thursday that she had contracted Covid-19 on her Twitter account.

“The Covid test was positive, I continue the campaign remotely and in accordance with the health rules. All our talks continue thanks to the mobilization of the team,” he wrote. Our article.


Restrictions lifted too soon

The Medical Academy also considers that restrictive measures are eased “prematurely”, for example, referring to the wearing of masks indoors. He insists that at least the first booster dose be given, noting that the 5 million eligible people do not receive it, 4 million adults never receive a dose, and children aged 5 to 11 years are poorly vaccinated.


Medical Academy reminds that the pandemic is not over

The Academy of Medicine insists that “after a steady decline in incidence rates for 6 consecutive weeks, the circulation of SARS-CoV-2 has shown a new and significant increase.” He thinks that Covid-19 has “settled in the long term” before it has “the behavior of a seasonal endemic virus” yet. “The epidemic is not over.”


Bosses want masks to end on American planes

The bosses of many American airlines, such as Delta Airlines, United Airlines or American Airlines, are calling for the removal of the requirement to wear masks on flights. In a joint letter, they explain that it “no longer has anything to do with epidemiological reality.” They look at the possibility of going out without a mask in places that bring people together, like restaurants or stadiums. The obligation to wear masks on airplanes has been extended until April 18.


End of mask and quarantine in Poland

Wearing masks and quarantining will no longer be mandatory in Poland from Monday. Masks will remain mandatory only in health institutions and pharmacies. However, the Minister of Health recommends wearing it in important meetings. In addition, infected persons will no longer be subject to isolation; their relatives will no longer have to comply with the quarantine. This will also be lifted for people entering Poland from abroad.


Novavax weighs 10%

The Novavax vaccine, which works more conventionally than those with messenger RNA, ultimately fails to provide the expected success in unvaccinated patients. It represents only 10% of the first injections of the last three weeks. The end of the vaccine and the impossibility of using this vaccine as a supplement are among the reasons given.


Test results almost always arrive within 24 hours

Results from last week’s screening tests, whether antigenic or PCR, arrive in less than 24 hours in 99% of cases.

11:45 am

Approximately 60% of antigenic tests

Of the nearly 3 million tests performed last week, 58.5% were for antigens. While this rate is 35.0% over the age of 75, it reaches 72.0% in the 16-25 age group.


The number of tests continues to increase

The total number of tests performed in France increased for the second week in a row, according to figures from Drees from the Department of Research, Studies, Evaluation and Statistics. Between March 14-20, approximately 3 million antigens and PCRs, ie exactly 2,982,600, were produced. 2,528,700 tests had been done the previous week.


End of quarantine for travelers to Singapore

Singapore will lift restrictions for all vaccinated travelers next week. From 1 April, vaccinated adults and unvaccinated children can be allowed entry with a single test before departure. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said reopening the country would “reconnect Singapore to the world”. “This will provide a much-needed boost to businesses, particularly in the tourism sector, and help Singapore regain its position as an aviation and economic hub.”


More than 300,000 cases in one day in Germany

This is a first since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. In its last 24-hour report, Germany exceeds 300,000 pollution. According to the Robert Koch Institute responsible for monitoring the disease along the Rhine, exactly 318,387 cases were counted. The incidence rate reaches 1752 per 100,000 people.


In Quebec, the fourth recommended dose for the most frail

Quebec health authorities are recommending a fourth dose of the vaccine for the eighth-year-old and the most vulnerable. This announcement comes at a time when the French-speaking province, like all other parts of Canada, has lifted most of its health measures in recent weeks.


Mask returns in some schools

With the new increase in pollution, the mask has once again become mandatory in a certain number of schools. This is done in an uncertain legal framework. Details are in our article.


Hi everyone