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Covid: the bar of 3 million tests in one week “again crossed”

2022-07-07T10:24:05.961Z

Falling to just over a million at the end of May, the number of tests has been climbing ever since. The number of tests has " again crossed " the three million mark in a week, according to figures published Thursday by the Ministry of Health, against the backdrop of the seventh wave of the Covid-19 epidemic. Read alsoCovid-19: the number of tests goes back above the 2 million mark in one week With more than 3 million PCR and antigen tests validated between June 27 and July 3 against just over



The number of tests has "

again crossed

" the three million mark in a week, according to figures published Thursday by the Ministry of Health, against the backdrop of the seventh wave of the Covid-19 epidemic.

Read alsoCovid-19: the number of tests goes back above the 2 million mark in one week

With more than 3 million PCR and antigen tests validated between June 27 and July 3 against just over 2.1 million the previous week, the statistics department (Drees) observes in a press release "

a sharp increase

".

Falling to just over a million at the end of May, the number of tests has continued to rise since then, a little more markedly each week.

If the number of tests is on

the rise “for all age groups

” (+41%), it is even more marked among 16-25 year olds (+58%).

This increase in tests follows the strong rebound in the epidemic at the start of the summer, driven by sub-variants of Omicron.

More than 154,600 new cases were recorded Wednesday evening by Public Health France, 45% more than

The epidemic is starting again.

So I call on everyone to be vigilant.

(…) When you are in closed spaces, where there are a lot of people, you have to wear the mask, especially in transport

”, but “

we do not intend to have a national measure of 'obligation

' because "

the French today know the right gestures

", declared Wednesday evening the Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne on TF1.

Source: lefigaro

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