EPIDEMIC The average daily case has increased by 50% in one week, as the 5th wave hits

Coronavirus & nbsp ;: Nearly 50,000 new case in 24 hours in France

The Covid intensive care unit at the Montpellier University Hospital on November 5, 2021. – P.GUYOT/AFP

The trend is confirmed. Almost 50,000 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported. recorded in 24 hours, while the fifth wave of epidemics continues to unravel in France, according to the latest figures released on Wednesday by Sant & eacute; public France.

49,610 new cases were reported. confirmed, against 47,177 the day before. Over the last seven days (which makes it possible to smooth out the effects of non-working days) the average of new daily cases is established. 34,547, against just under 22,000 a week ago (+ 54%), proof of the acceleration of this wave. And it could get worse, with the Omicron variant, judged; & ldquo; & ldquo; extremely worrying & nbsp; & rdquo; by the World Health Organization & nbsp; & rsquo ;.

Hospitalizations at September level

The number of hospitalized patients has exceeded the 10,000 (10,558) for the second consecutive day (10,249 Tuesday and 9,860 Monday), a threshold that was no longer in existence; reached since September 12. There were 992 new admissions in 24 hours, and the number of critically ill patients in critical care units reached 1,886, with 215 admissions in 24 hours. Since the start of the epidemic at least 119,227 deaths have been saved.

C & ocirc; t & eacute; vaccination, since the start of the campaign nearly 52 million people have received at least one injection (77.1% of the total population) and almost 51 million have a complete vaccination schedule (75.5% of the total population).

Since the start of the booster campaign, 8,165,008 people have received a booster dose. Booster shots have been on the rise since they were first introduced. open & agrave; all the adults at the end of last week: & nbsp; nearly 485,000 people benefited from it; over the last 24 hours.