15,944 additional cases in France

    15,944 additional cases in France

    The positivity rate continues to increase to 6.5%. 151 new deaths have been recorded in hospitals over the past 24 hours.

    Nearly 16,000 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the past 24 hours, according to data published Sunday, January 10 by Public Health France, while the fear of a new rebound in the epidemic has pushed to strengthen the cover -fire across the country.

    The number of confirmed cases was 15,944 on Sunday, up from 20,177 on Saturday. A usual drop at the end of the week. Since Tuesday, the daily number of coronavirus infections has hovered around 20,000.

    This figure has varied a lot since mid-December, fluctuating between 3,000 and more than 25,000, but still on average far from the government’s goal of going down to 5,000 cases per day.

    The positivity rate, which measures the percentage of people positive for Covid-19, continues to increase, to 6.5% (against 6.3% on Saturday, and 5.2% a week ago).

    The number of hospitalized Covid patients stands at 24,526 against 24,240 on Saturday, with 729 new hospitalizations in one day. In intensive care, the number of patients is 2,620 (+118 in 24 hours), against 2,600 the day before.

    Hospitals recorded 151 new deaths in 24 hours, bringing the total toll of the disease to 67,750 since the start of the epidemic.

    The next two weeks will be crucial for these indicators, according to experts, who fear probable fallout from the holiday season.

    On the vaccine front, the Minister of Health Olivier Véran said on Saturday that the country would pass “probably the symbolic milestone of 100,000 French people vaccinated over the weekend“, And assured that”next week the pace will increase again“. The vaccination campaign in France has been strongly criticized for its slow start.

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