The pandemic is not drying up in France.
While September 2 is fast approaching, Jean-Michel Blanquer detailed this Sunday the health protocol for the start of the school year.
To fight the Covid-19 pandemic, the Minister of National Education has announced that all secondary school and high school students in France will have the opportunity to be vaccinated at the start of the school year.
Young people over 12, who wish, can be vaccinated through their establishment.
Jean-Michel Blanquer adds that if a case of Covid breaks out in a class, unvaccinated students will have to observe a seven-day isolation period and follow classes at a distance during this time.
A rule to which students who have been vaccinated will not be subject.
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The latest figures from Public Health France show this Sunday 10,651 patients hospitalized for a Covid-19 infection in France, against 10,463 yesterday and 9,798 last Sunday.
In the last 24 hours, 542 new admissions have been recorded against 805 on Saturday and 399 seven days previously.
188 new “Covid beds” are therefore occupied this Sunday, taking into account the patients who were able to return to their homes.
2,128 patients are in critical care
This increase in the number of hospital patients is accompanied by an increase in patients admitted to critical care due to Covid-19.
This Sunday evening, 2,128
patients have a severe form of the disease that requires management in critical care, intensive care or continuous monitoring.
It is 22
More and more "Covid beds" compared to the day before when these services already had 2,106
In all, 103 patients entered critical care this Sunday, against 165
Saturday and 73 a week ago.
In the past 24 hours, 44 patients with Covid-19 have died. The day before, there were 68 new deaths. The trend remains on the rise even if the level remains well below previous peaks, nearly 300 or even 400 deaths per day at the height of the epidemic crisis. More than 113,000 people have died from Covid-19 infection, including 85,982 in hospital since the start of the pandemic in France.