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Covid-19 in France: the peak of hospitalizations of the 4th wave exceeded for the first time

On Monday, a Health Defense Council is held as the Delta variant ignites new cases. The symbolic threshold of 50,000 contaminations was crossed on Saturday. Such a peak had not been reached for eight months. This Sunday, Public Health France identified 42,252 new contaminations, against 31,648 last Sunday. New cases increased 45% in one week, a weekly average at the highest since November 12, 2020.

Public Health France counted this Sunday a total of 11,526 patients hospitalized due to an infection linked to the coronavirus. In hospitals, there were 11,340 patients on Saturday, and 9,381 last Sunday. The number of daily hospital admissions, up 41% in one week, exceeds, for the first time, the peak of the fourth wave.

Sunday, 2,066 patients were taken care of in critical care. The symbolic bar of more than 2,000 patients was crossed on Friday, with 2,058 patients in these services. On November 28, they were 1632. 29 new deaths linked to Covid-19 have been recorded at the hospital since the balance sheet on Saturday of Public Health France. Since the start of the pandemic, 119,535 people have died from it.

An incidence of 400

The incidence rate exceeds 400. Never has the number of positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the past week been so high since November 9, 2020, in the middle of the second wave.

Since the start of the vaccination campaign in France, 52,091,996 people have received at least one injection, or 77.3% of the total population, according to the Directorate General of Health. 51,008,382 people now have a complete vaccination schedule, or 75.7% of the total population. As of December 4, 2021, 10,264,369 people have received a booster dose. On Saturday, the Minister of Health announced that the bar of 10 million booster doses had been crossed.

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