Nearly 44,000 cases detected in France in the last 24 hours

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

Alert level raised in England, around 44,000 cases detected in France this Sunday, Omicron variant analyzed by WHO… Le Figaro On Friday, December 10th, it provides an update on the latest information regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.

43,848 cases detected in France in the last 24 hours

Public Health France reported 43,848 confirmed cases of Covid-19 this Sunday in its latest daily newsletter. In an interview he gave on Saturday Parisian Health Minister Olivier Veran said:we reach the topfrom the fifth wave. The contamination count indeed appears to be on a downward trend, as 53,720 cases were detected on Saturday.

But French hospitals are welcoming a total of more than 14,000 Covid-19 patients this Sunday, according to daily data from Public Health France. In the last 24 hours, 472 people were admitted to French hospitals, and the number of patients hospitalized in France and affected by the disease reached 14,050. Since the end of October, the number of hospital admissions linked to Covid-19 has been increasing every day.

Intensive care services, which treat the most serious cases (including resuscitation), welcomed 111 new patients compared to the previous day. A total of 2,602 patients were hospitalized there, a higher number than listed at the peak of the wave this summer. Between Saturday and Sunday, 48 patients died in the hospital due to Kovid. Since the beginning of the epidemic, 120,431 people have died from the disease.

Olivier Véran announced on Twitter on Sunday evening that 730,000 people on the vaccine side have received their additional doses this weekend. According to figures from the Ministry of Health, a total of approximately 14.5 million people were revaccinated.

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UK alert level raised

Health officials in the UK said on Sunday, “rapid increaseCases of the Omicron variant. Level rises from three to four, which is the second highest level and shows “transmission is high and pressure on healthcare is widespread and significant or increasing“.

Omicron’s tidal wave is comingIn the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned that he will oppose a strong stepping up of the vaccine recall campaign. “No one should doubt this: A tidal wave is coming from Omicron, and I’m afraid it’s now clear that two doses of the vaccine aren’t enough to provide the level of protection we all need.In a televised speech, Boris Johnson announced that anyone over the age of 18 in the UK can receive a third dose of the vaccine by the end of December, a month ahead of schedule.

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Vaccines possibly less effective against Omicron, according to WHO

The WHO said on Sunday that data remains very patchy, noting that the Omicron variant spreads faster than the Delta variant, causes less severe symptoms and makes vaccines less effective. According to the organization, Omicron is currently present in 63 countries.

Boris Johnson is in turmoil

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:culture of disobedienceAfter the government published a photo on Sunday showing him taking part in a test in December 2020, when Britons were asked to limit their social interactions.

This new revelation contributes to a series of scandals that have damaged the credibility of the conservative leader, while asking the British to comply with new rules to combat the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in the country. The British blame him, especially for a party to be held on Downing Street on 18 December 2020, when they were deprived of celebrations due to the coronavirus. A leaked video showing Boris Johnson aides joking about it “New Year’s partyadded fuel to the fire.

South African President tests positive for Covid-19

In a statement made by the Presidency, it was stated that the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, tested positive for Kovid-19 on Sunday and was placed in solitary confinement. “President Cyril Ramaphosa is being treated for mild symptoms of Covid-19 after testing positive for the virus today.The new Omicron variant was detected last month in South Africa, the African country officially hardest hit by the pandemic.

Thousands of protesters in Austria

Thousands of demonstrators in Austria flocked on Sunday to protest the mandatory vaccination plan and anti-Covid restrictions.

The mobilization was strongest in Graz (south), where police counted around 17,000 people. In the west of the country, it was 9,000 in Bregenz, 6,000 in Innsbruck or 4,500 in Salzburg. The day before, 44,000 people protested in Vienna, especially at the call of the far right. Police reported 771 verbal statements, mostly for violations of the obligation to wear masks.

Vaccination of children “a necessity” for Jean Castex

French Prime Minister Jean Castex said that children aged 5-11 should be vaccinated against Kovid-19.a must“, in an interview with France Bleu Alsace. “Vaccination of children is a must“Between 5 and 11 years old, he proclaimed Prime Minister on local radio, guessing he was the youngest”transmittersyour virus. “I am a living example“He continued.”It was my 11-year-old daughter who infected me a few weeks ago.“.

More than 5.3 million dead

The pandemic has killed at least 5,300,591 million people worldwide since the end of 2019, according to a report by AFP from official sources at 11:00 GMT on Sunday. The USA is the country with the most deaths, with 797,179 deaths, ahead of Brazil (616,744), India (475,434), Mexico (296,620) and Russia (289,483).

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the impact of the pandemic on the world could be two to three times greater, taking into account the extreme mortality rate directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19.

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