Highlights, new measures, new reports: an update on the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic in France and around the world.
The situation in France
France has recorded nearly 10,000 new cases of Covid-19 in the past twenty-four hours, close to its record level since the launch of large-scale tests in the country, Public Health France announced on Wednesday.
In addition, 46 Covid patients died in hospital in the last 24 hours, against 37 the day before, the health agency specifies on its website, while the threshold of 31,000 deaths was crossed Wednesday in France (31,045) .
In detail, 9,784 cases of contamination were confirmed between Tuesday and Wednesday, against 7,852 cases the day before. The record for contaminations was reached on Saturday with more than 10,000 cases recorded in 24 hours. 2,976 Covid patients have been hospitalized over the last 7 days, more than 250 compared to the figures announced the day before, said the public health service.
In the past 24 hours, 649 new patients have been hospitalized, confirming an upward trend (545 Monday and 642 Tuesday).
Some 508 patients were in intensive care on Wednesday evening where serious cases are treated (against 479 the day before), including 100 admitted in the past 24 hours, while there were about 50 new intensive care admissions in early September.
On the other hand, the positivity rate (proportion of the number of positive people compared to the total number of people tested) remained stable at 5.4%.
According to SpF, 77 new sources of contamination were detected, against 68 Tuesday evening and 39 Monday evening. In total, 862 homes “are under investigation” including 127 in nursing homes.
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Bident believes in the vaccine
Joe Biden attacked his opponent Donald Trump head on Wednesday on the theme of Covid-19, calling into question his credibility, he who waves the promise of the imminent arrival of a vaccine as the country approaches the 200,000 dead mark.
The management of the novel coronavirus pandemic since the start of 2020 “totally disqualifies” the Republican billionaire for the second term he intends to run for on November 3, assaulted the former vice-president of Barack Obama during a speech Wednesday afternoon at his home in Wilmington, Delaware.
“The first responsibility of a president is to protect the American people and he doesn’t do it,” he said, making the pandemic the most tragic symbol of what he considers to be the president’s incapacity. to govern.
On Tuesday evening, Donald Trump again sought to reassure the population during a television show by claiming that the coronavirus would eventually disappear over time – while nearly a thousand Americans still die from the virus every day, and that the official toll will reach 200,000 dead in the coming days, a toll itself underestimated.
The balance sheet in the world
The pandemic caused by the new coronavirus has killed more than 936,000 people worldwide since the end of December, according to an assessment established by AFP from official sources on Wednesday at 11:00 GMT. More than 29.6 million cases of contamination have been diagnosed. The United States is the most bereaved country with 195,961 dead, followed by Brazil (133,119), India (82,066), Mexico (71,678) and the United Kingdom (41,664).
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