On Tuesday, the number of contaminations had already peaked in France, with 271,686 new cases in 24 hours.
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Posted on 01/05/2022 19:35 Updated on 01/05/2022 20:27
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One record drives out the other. No less than 332,252 new cases of contamination with Sars-CoV-2, the Covid-19 virus, have been reported over the past 24 hours, according to figures communicated by Public Health France on Wednesday January 5. That is 198,200 cases per day on average over the last seven days. As the day before, Olivier Véran, the Minister of Health, had announced the trend from the National Assembly. On Tuesday, 271,686 people tested positive, against 232,000 at the previous record on December 31.
This surge keeps the pressure on hospitals, which admitted 2,483 new Covid patients on Wednesday, including 396 in critical care. More arrivals than departures, since 20,688 infected patients are now treated (+502) including 3,695 in critical care (+30).
At the same time, health establishments have counted 246 deaths, bringing the human toll of the virus to 124,809. This deterioration in health, coupled with bitter debates on the vaccination pass, is accompanied by a rebound in injections of first doses: the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, reported 66,000 first-time vaccinations on Wednesday, a figure that does not had not been reached since October 1.
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