the number of new contaminations is increasing again

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Increase in Covid cases in China, Slovakia, which started the Novavax vaccine, Pension State Minister positive for Covid Le Figaro Provides an update on the latest information regarding the Covid-19 pandemic on Thursday, March 10.

74,818 new cases in 24 hours

According to figures released by health officials on Thursday, the number of patients hospitalized with the diagnosis of Kovid-19 continues to decrease. It was 21,287 this Thursday versus 21,509 the day before. 1122 people were accepted in the last 24 hours. Critical care services hosted 1,928 Covid patients, against 1,962 the previous day. Public Health France mourned the death of 100 patients in French hospitals on Thursday.

But the number of contaminations has been increasing for several days. The latest data released Thursday evening showed a string of new positive cases of 74,818 versus 69,190 the previous day.

China: Covid cases at two-year high

China reported 402 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, with the highly contagious strain of Omicron now affecting a third of the country’s provinces, almost double the previous day. These contaminations continue to be out of proportion to the balance sheets in the rest of the world, but for China they are at their highest level since March 2020. The country where the coronavirus was first detected at the end of 2019 follows a zero Covid policy, which also applies to China. It has made it possible to contain the epidemic quickly, but it comes at a high social and economic cost. Most of the new cases on Thursday were recorded in Jilin province (northeast), which borders North Korea, and the port city of Qingdao (east), which overlooks the Yellow Sea.

Vaccine with Novavax started in Slovakia on Thursday

The health ministry said Slovakia unveiled its new Covid vaccine from Novavax on Thursday and experts hope it will appeal to skeptics as it is made using more traditional technology. The country of 5.4 million inhabitants has one of the lowest vaccination levels in the EU, with only 51% of Slovaks fully vaccinated. “Vaccination with new vaccine started in two hospitals on Thursday, others will follow”Ministry of Health spokesperson Zuzana Eliasova told AFP. He said Nuvaxovid should be available at 46 vaccine centers across the country by Monday.

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Minister of State for Pensions Covid positive

“My Covid-19 test was positive. As per the health protocol, I isolate myself immediately and for the necessary time. I will carry out my activities remotely”tweeted Laurent Pietraszewski, the sensitive topic of pensions resurfaced with candidate Emmanuel Macron’s proposal to raise the retirement age to 65. On Tuesday, Agriculture Minister Julien Denormandie also announced that he was positive for Covid after spending ten days at the Agriculture Fair.

Rugby: No new test for Blues before Wales face off

France’s XV. According to the health protocol put in place by the Six Nations committee, testing is not required when there are fewer than five positive cases, one of these sources on the subject told AFP. The day before, winger Damian Penaud and second line Romain Taofifenua, who were scheduled to appear on Friday’s scorecard in Cardiff, were forced to forfeit after testing positive for Covid-19. France, the last undefeated team of the 2022 Tournament, will face Wales on Friday in Cardiff (21:00) for the 4th day.