Today, Sunday, government spokesman Gabriel Attal warned of the development of the fifth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in France, considering the factors that could worry and others that could give confidence.
“This fifth wave is off to a great start,” Gabriel Attal was quoted by AFP as saying.
In the past seven days, the average daily number of COVID-19 cases has doubled, recording 17,153 new infections on Saturday compared to 9,458 the previous Saturday 12.
According to the agency, the increase is huge, as it took the number of daily cases three weeks to rise in the same proportions.
The question now is to understand whether the growth of infection will lead to increased hospitalizations, as in previous vacancies.
At the moment, this is not the case, which the authorities attribute to vaccination, which is still very effective in preventing severe forms of the disease.
Almost 75 percent of the total population in France has been fully vaccinated.
7,974 patients infected with the COVID-19 virus were hospitalized on Saturday, of whom 1,333 were in intensive care units, compared to 6,500 and 1,000, respectively, in the previous month.
“We see that there is a very large increase in infections, but we also know that in France we have a very wide vaccination coverage [e] The government spokesperson confirmed, praising the implementation of the digital certificate in July, when most of France’s neighboring countries did so later.
Gabriel Atal added that with the digital certification, the government assumes “this option to place restrictions on unvaccinated people rather than vaccinated people”.
Currently, a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is given to people over 65 years of age and those at serious health risks, with a booster dose available on December 1 for the 50-64 age group.
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