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more than 200,000 new contaminations Wednesday, new record

France again crossed a new record for Covid-19 contamination on Wednesday, crossing the threshold of 200,000 cases for the first time, according to figures unveiled by the Minister of Health Olivier Véran.

Some 208,000 cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours in France, the minister announced during a hearing at the National Assembly.

On Tuesday evening, Public Health France had announced nearly 180,000 cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours, which was already a record.

A tsunami”

We face two enemies“, Delta which has not said its last word, underlined the minister, as well as”the Omicron variant, and here I will no longer speak of vague. I mentioned the tidal wave.

Considering the numbers that we have been recording for a few days, I will speak of a tidal wave“, affirmed Olivier Véran.


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Faced with the outbreak of contaminations, “10% of the French population is in contact“and the unvaccinated have”little chance of passing between drops, the virus circulates too much“, said the minister, his voice deep.

Monday evening, he had predicted that “we could reach over 250,000 cases per day by the beginning of january“.

The vaccination pass

Initially planned for application at the end of January, the bill providing for wanting to transform the health pass into pass vaccinal is examined by the Law Commission at the Palais Bourbon on Wednesday.

The text will then be discussed in the hemicycle of the Palais Bourbon from Monday and in the Senate from Wednesday January 5 for entry into force scheduled for January 15.

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