More than 90,000 cases in 24 hours in France, an absolute record

More than 90,000 cases in 24 hours in France, absolute record

MISE & Agrave; DAY

Contamination by COVID-19 has exceeded 90,000 new cases recorded in 24 hours, a threshold never reached and an absolute record in France since the start of the epidemic in March 2020, according to figures published on Thursday by Santé publique France. & nbsp;

91,608 new cases have been recorded, under the effect of the fifth wave and while the Omicron variant is spreading in France. & nbsp;

Over the past seven days, the average has been 61,274 cases. The previous all-time high, 86,852 cases, dates back to early November 2020, at the peak of the second epidemic wave.

The government and its Scientific Council believe the figure should quickly exceed (by the end of December ) 100,000 new daily cases with the spread of the Omicron variant.

Pressure also continues to mount on critical care services, which number 3,208 patients compared to 3,147 on Tuesday, with 323 new admissions.

16,060 people are currently hospitalized against 16,118 the day before, with 1,347 new admissions.

The number of deaths since the start of the epidemic has reached 122,295, or 179 more than the day before.

Since the start of the vaccination campaign in France, 52,686,872 people have received at least one injection (i.e. 78.1% of the total population) and 51,585,838 people now have an complete vaccination schedule (i.e. 76.5% of the total population).

And since the start of the stroke campaign l, 21,742,825 people received an additional dose.

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