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Covid-19: 26 dead in 24 hours in France, 6,802 hospitalized patients

2021-07-23T17:10:10.912Z

UPDATE ON THE SITUATION - New measures, new reports and highlights: Le Figaro takes stock of the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic around the world.



The European regulator approves the Moderna vaccine for 12-17 year olds, kick-off of the Tokyo Olympics, the number of cases is soaring in Europe and the United States ...

Le Figaro

takes stock this Friday, July 23 on the information linked to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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  • 26 deaths in 24 hours, 6,802 hospitalized patients

The Covid epidemic has resumed for several days in France, where 26 Covid patients have died in the past 24 hours, according to the latest report from Public Health France.

6,802 people are still hospitalized, of which 330 arrived in one day.

872 patients are currently being treated in critical care, 69 of them since the day before.

Read also: Covid-19: should we be worried about the increase in hospitalizations in France?

  • Green light from the assembly for the anti-Covid law

After bitter debates, French deputies adopted on Friday at first reading a new anti-Covid bill which provides for the extension of the health pass and the vaccination obligation for caregivers.

Strongly contested by a fringe of opinion, the text is now in the hands of senators who must examine it from Friday for a final adoption that the executive wishes to record by the end of the weekend in the face of the skyrocketing of the epidemic due to the spread of the Delta variant.

Read also: What does the anti-Covid bill contain?

  • Health pass and layoffs: unions denounce a "

    slippage

    "

"

Slippage

", "

violation

" of the freedom to work ... Several union organizations stepped up to the plate on Friday to challenge the provisions of the anti-Covid bill which paves the way for possible dismissals for lack of a health pass.

Read also: Health pass and layoffs: unions denounce a "slippage"

  • Outbreak of cases in Europe and the United States this week

With 521,800 contaminations recorded daily in the world this week, the indicator has accelerated sharply (+ 9% compared to the previous week), according to an AFP report stopped on Thursday.

The pandemic has been gaining ground since mid-June, after slowing down sharply for almost two months.

This week, only Africa and the Latin America / Caribbean zone saw their situation improve, with respectively 11% and 9% fewer new cases compared to the previous week.

The pandemic has accelerated in all the other regions: + 62% in the United States / Canada zone (due to the United States alone, the cases falling in Canada), + 42% in Oceania (the coronavirus still circulates relatively little there , 1,200 cases per day), + 26% in Europe, + 7% in the Middle East, + 5% in Asia.

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  • European regulator approves Moderna vaccine for 12-17 year olds

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Friday approved the use of the Covid Moderna vaccine for 12-17 year olds, which becomes the second vaccine to be authorized for adolescents in the 27 countries of the European Union.

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  • Tokyo Olympics kick off

Hundreds of Tokyoites gathered around the Tokyo Olympic Stadium on Friday, the opening ceremony of the 2020 Olympic Games was held, postponed for a year by the pandemic and shaken by many storms.

Barely 950 handpicked people (officials, foreign dignitaries, journalists) attended the ceremony which marked above all, more than the start of two weeks of sporting exploits, the end of a long and trying marathon for the organizers. Japanese.

Read also: Olympic Games: a global attraction as an antidote to the decline in Japan

  • Washington orders 200 million additional doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

The United States will procure an additional 200 million doses of the vaccine manufactured by the Pfizer-BioNTech alliance, and has positioned itself for a serum against the variants, Pfizer said Friday.

These new doses will bring the total of orders from the United States to its population to 500 million doses, the company said in a press release.

In detail, 110 million of these additional doses should be delivered by December 31, and the 90 million of the remaining doses by April 30, 2022.

Read also: Covid-19: Merkel's vibrant call for vaccination

  • "

    National emergency

    " in Sydney

The current epidemic outbreak in Sydney is a "

national emergency

", said local authorities on Friday, while the first Australian city has yet recorded a record number of new cases.

Recognizing that a month of confinement had failed to halt the progression of the highly contagious Delta variant, the state of New South Wales, of which Sydney is the capital, urged the federal capital to urgently send vaccines and resources.

Read also: Australia, a decried fortress of zero Covid

  • United Kingdom: food workers exempt from isolation

The UK government announced on Friday that more than 10,000 food workers would be exempted from isolation for contact with a coronavirus patient to avoid supply problems in the UK.

As of this week, some of these employees will be able to escape ten-day isolation provided they test negative daily, regardless of their vaccination status.

»SEE ALSO - Covid-19: isolation of contact cases in the United Kingdom empties supermarket shelves

  • Tanzania: next vaccination campaign

The Tanzanian government has announced that it is getting ready to start its vaccination campaign soon, in a country that was covid-skeptical just a few months ago.

The new president, Samia Suluhu Hassan took the opposite view of her predecessor, believing that "

it is not good to ignore it

" (the Covid-19).

The only African country with Burundi and Eritrea not to have started vaccination, Tanzania has recently taken steps to join the Covax initiative, as well as an African Union vaccine acquisition program.

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  • Football: Benzema tested positive

The Frenchman Karim Benzema, star scorer of Real Madrid has tested positive for Covid-19, announced the Spanish club.

  • More than 4.1 million dead

The pandemic has killed at least 4,139,040 people around the world since the end of December 2019, according to a report established by AFP.

The United States is the most affected country with 610,177 deaths, followed by Brazil (547,016), India (419,470), Mexico (237,626) and Peru (195,547).

The WHO estimates, taking into account the excess mortality directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19, that the toll of the pandemic could be two to three times higher than that which is officially established.

Source: lefigaro

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