One dose of vaccine is not everything, England proved it yesterday.
The rise in contamination across the Channel, due to the Delta variant, has forced Prime Minister Boris Johnson to postpone the prospect of a definitive exit from the crisis.
To avoid the same scenario, the French government decided on Tuesday to reduce to 21 days minimum, instead of 35, the time between the two doses.
The priority now is to complete immunization coverage, massively and quickly.
1.5% positivity rate, unheard of for a year
In France, however, the situation remains reassuring: this Tuesday, the health authorities report less than 2,000 people treated in critical care services, more precisely 1,952. Symbolically, this is the first time that France reached such a low level since October 18.
As an indication, they were still 2,394 seven days ago.
Another good news: the positivity rate stands at 1.5%, unheard of for a year.
However, 69 new patients were admitted to these services dedicated to the most serious cases within 24 hours.
More generally, the country still has 12,008 Covid-19 patients in hospital services, against 13,984 a week ago and 12,374 yesterday.
And 300 people have been admitted there in the past 24 hours.
All departments combined, less than 300 patients are hospitalized daily, the lowest since September 7.
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Still in the hospital, the health authorities deplore 76 new deaths linked to the coronavirus recorded in the last 24 hours, and 50 per day on average over the past week.
Seven times less than two months ago.
Since the start of the epidemic, there have been 110,559 deaths from covid-19 in the country.
Since the start of the vaccination campaign in France, 30,764,968 people have received at least one injection (i.e. 45.9% of the total population and 58.6% of the adult population) and 14,750,588 people have received two injections (22% of the total population and 28.1% of the adult population), according to provisional data from the Ministry of Health. In all, 16,554,449 people have a full immunization schedule.