According to official data released today, France is close to a total of 5.9 million cases of SARS-CoV-2 virus since the beginning of the epidemic, and with the five deaths recorded during the past 24 hours, it has reached 111,551 deaths.
As of Saturday, French health authorities had recorded 10,949 new cases, down from 1,583 today.
The drop in pressure on health services recorded in recent months was reversed today, as the number of inpatients rose to 6,936 (14 more), with 891 people now in intensive care units.
Regarding vaccination against Covid-19, data from the French health authorities indicate that 56% of the population has already received at least one dose and that 42.25% have completed immunization.
Given the increase in the number of infections in recent weeks, which experts attribute to the delta-variable spread of the new coronavirus in the country, the French government recently proposed several measures to encourage vaccination, hoping for parliamentary ratification. the next week.
The COVID-19 pandemic has killed at least 408,6242 people worldwide, among more than 189.9 million cases of the novel coronavirus, according to AFP’s latest balance sheet.
The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which was discovered in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in countries such as the United Kingdom, India, South Africa, Brazil and Peru.