Status update – New measures, new reports and highlights: Le Figaro It assesses the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic around the world.
While the number of hospitalized patients is stagnating in France, with the infection rate still low, authorities are concerned about the “vaccine gap” between the vaccinated and the unvaccinated population. Le Figaro Measures on Sunday, July 4th on the latest information related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
- 7,913 patients were hospitalized on Sunday
Hospital numbers for the Covid-19 pandemic have remained stable and at the level that its content remains on Sunday, according to French Public Health. Hospitals admitted 7,913 Covid-19 patients on Sunday (compared to 7,912 on Saturday and 8,986 the previous Sunday), including 1,104 in critical care (1102 the day before and 1,345 seven days ago). Over the past 24 hours, 41 patients (versus 79 the day before) were hospitalized and 12 patients (17 the previous day) were admitted to critical care intended for the most severe patients.
- Nine deaths in 24 hours
Within 24 hours, 9 people died of Covid-19 in hospital, bringing the total number of deaths from the disease to at least 111,190 since the beginning of the epidemic in early 2020, including 84,717 in hospital.
- 2,549 new cases since Saturday
On the pollution side, 2,549 new cases were confirmed in the past 24 hours. The positivity rate, which represents the number of positive tests compared to all tests performed, remains low at 0.8% over the past seven days.
- 36.2% of the vaccinated population
Since the vaccination campaign began, 34,549,222 people have received at least one injection (ie 51.2% of the total population), and 24,426,131 people now have a full vaccination schedule (ie 36.2% of the population).
- Warning from Alain Fischer, “Monsieur’s Vaccine”
Those waiting “are making a mistake,” warned Alain Fischer, “the master’s vaccine” for the French government, while the vaccine campaign against Covid is losing momentum in the country. “By vaccinating today, we are protected to start the school year”, confirmed. For his part, government spokesman Gabriel Atal warned, on Sunday, that there will be a so-called “break a vaccine” which may cause ‘Resentment among the French’ vaccination and others.
- Russia: pollution record
Russia announced on Sunday that it had identified 25,142 new infections with the COVID-19 virus in the past 24 hours, a record since early January for the country hard hit by the delta variant. Residents remain skeptical about national vaccines. Only 23.6 of 146 million Russians, or 16% of the population, have been vaccinated.
- Luxembourg: The Prime Minister was taken to hospital
Luxembourg’s Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel, was placed under observation in hospital for 24 hours on Sunday “Precaution” for additional analyzes, a week after she tested positive for Covid-19, according to a government press release.
Xavier Bettel began a ten-day period in isolation on June 27. Then he developed mild symptoms (fever, headache). He received his first AstraZeneca vaccine on May 6.
- “Essential” workers in the White House
On July 4, which celebrates the 1776 American Declaration of Independence, Democratic President Joe Biden invites caregivers, soldiers, and other “essential” workers to Washington for a barbecue and set off fireworks.
- Olympic Games: Serbian athlete tested positive for Covid-19 virus
Athlete from the Olympic delegation Serbian tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival in Japan. A member of the rowing team – made up of five people – was checked upon arrival at Tokyo Haneda Airport on Saturday, according to an official in Nando City (centre) where the team planned to train before the Olympics.
He was placed in apartheid while the other four team members were moved to another location near the airport.
- Nearly four million dead
The pandemic has killed at least 3,974,841 people worldwide since the end of December 2019, according to an AFP report from official sources on Sunday at 10:00 GMT.
The United States is the hardest-hit country in terms of the number of deaths (605,493), followed by Brazil (523,587), India (402,005), Mexico (233,580) and Peru (193,069). These numbers, which are based on daily reports from national health authorities, are generally underestimated. The World Health Organization estimates that the epidemic toll could be two to three times higher.