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Covid-19: France raises the bar of 1,000 patients in intensive care, 29 deaths in hospitals


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.

Partial confinement in Réunion, a worrying situation in the Grand Est, the Delta variant is spreading in China ...

Le Figaro

takes stock this Thursday, July 29 on the latest information related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

To discover

  • Covid-19: what we know about the Delta variant

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  • 7,236 patients hospitalized in France, 1,015 in intensive care

The pressure on hospitals is increasing again this Thursday.

7,236 patients suffering from Covid-19 were hospitalized in France, a figure up slightly compared to the day before (7,208).

Among them, 501 people entered the hospital in the past 24 hours.

The number of people in intensive care was also on the rise.

1,015 patients were in intensive care on Thursday, against 992 on Wednesday.

91 people have been admitted in the last 24 hours.

29 people have also died in hospital since the day before, bringing the total toll since the start of the epidemic to 85,252 deaths in French hospitals.

Read also: Covid-19: is the target of 50 million first-time vaccinated at the end of August achievable?

  • Partial confinement in Reunion from this weekend

Faced with an explosion of Covid-19 cases, partial confinement during the day,

"reinforced by a strict curfew from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m."

, will be put in place in Reunion this weekend

"for a period of two weeks"

, a first since the containment of spring 2020, announced Thursday the prefect of Reunion Jacques Billant.

"From 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., travel is limited to a radius of 10 km around his home from Monday to Saturday"

and this radius is

"lowered to 5 km on Sunday"

, specified the prefect, stressing that the inhabitants of Reunion can only

" coming and going, within a radius of 10 km, in stores ”

where the mask must be worn continuously.

“In the evening, we aim to stay at home and only go out for a compelling reason


Jacques Billant said at a press conference.

Proof will be required to travel within these 5 and 10 km radius.

Read also: Covid-19: Reunion partially confined from this weekend

"During the next 15 days, only establishments open to the public in which the mask cannot be worn continuously will be closed,"

he added, citing restaurants, bars, sports halls, covered places. sports activity,

“until the application of the next health pass law”


Groupings in public spaces are limited to six people and picnics will be prohibited.

The incidence rate reaches 350 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and the positivity rate

"climbs to nearly 10%"

, he said.


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  • Two first cases of Delta variant detected in Mayotte

Two first cases of people testing positive for the Delta variant of Covid-19 were recorded in Mayotte, the director of the regional health agency Dominique Voynet announced on Thursday.

It is about a man from metropolitan France and a pregnant woman living in Mayotte.

The first had tested negative before taking the plane.

The two patients were placed in solitary confinement, as were the people who came into contact with them.

While contaminations are exploding in the West Indies, where containment has been restored in Martinique and Reunion, Mayotte in the Indian Ocean is the French territory least impacted by Covid-19, with an incidence rate of 3, 6 per 100,000 inhabitants.

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But the speed of spread of the Delta variant, the high proportion of unvaccinated people (17.8% with one dose and 12.5% ​​with two doses on July 8, 2021 according to Public Health France), and the lack of resuscitation beds (only 17 for an official population of 256,000 inhabitants) raise fears of an outbreak, as was the case at the beginning of the year 2021. Jean Castex was also alarmed Thursday in Agen about the


health situation

in some overseas territories because too many inhabitants are, according to him,

"resistant to vaccination".

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  • "Worrisome" situation in the Grand Est, especially among young people

"The situation in the Grand Est is worrying, it is even more so in the Bas-Rhin (...) the figures are skyrocketing",


"eight departments out of ten which have reached the (incidence) rate of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants ”

, ie the alert threshold, declared Josiane Chevalier, the prefect of the Grand Est and Bas-Rhin, at a press conference.

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The average incidence rate in the region is 104 per 100,000 inhabitants (against 189 at the national level),

"with departmental disparities"

ranging from 157 in the Bas-Rhin to 29 in the Ardennes, a less populated department where interactions are less strong, said the director general of ARS Grand Est, Virginie Cayré.


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  • Four billion doses administered worldwide

More than four billion doses of anti-Covid vaccines have been administered worldwide, according to an AFP count made Thursday at 09:00 GMT from official sources.

Four out of ten doses (1.6 billion) were in China.

India (451 million) and the United States (343 million) complete the podium in absolute terms.

But reported to the population, the United Arab Emirates, which administered 168 doses (first and second) per 100 inhabitants, is in the lead.

Uruguay (137) and Bahrain (134) come second and third.

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  • Delta variant spreads in China

The latest, limited outbreak of Covid-19 in China is now spreading to several provinces, including Beijing, authorities said Thursday, faced with the spread of the Delta strain.

The contagion has affected 171 people in Jiangsu province, bordering Shanghai, and spread to at least four other provinces.

The majority of those infected had already been vaccinated, according to authorities in Jiangsu, raising concerns about the effectiveness of Chinese vaccines against this variant.


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  • Extended curfew in Catalonia

The curfew decreed in Barcelona and much of the tourist region of Catalonia, the most affected in Spain by the new wave of the Covid-19 epidemic, was extended on Thursday as the country sees first signs stabilization.

A court in this northeastern region of the country has given the green light to the extension until August 6 of this curfew decreed between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. in 163 municipalities with more than 5,000 inhabitants, the door said. word of the regional executive, Patricia Plaja.

This is the second extension of this measure, introduced in mid-July to cope with the explosion of cases in this region, in particular among those under 30, who are still little vaccinated.

Read also: Spain: the extended curfew in Barcelona and Catalonia

  • AstraZeneca: $ 1 billion raised in the first half of the year

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca announced Thursday that sales of its Covid-19 vaccine reached $ 1.17 billion in the first half of the year, and raised its forecast.

This figure corresponds to the delivery of around 319 million doses worldwide, which the group sells at cost price without profit.


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  • Research: undersized funding in France

The funding granted to public research in France to fight the pandemic has been

"clearly behind"

compared to other countries and

"too dispersed to respond to the challenges of the crisis"

, estimated Thursday the Court of Auditors.

Between January 2020 and March 2021, the total amount of resources allocated to French public research on Covid-19 amounts to 530.17 million euros, including European funds, while Germany has invested around 1.5 billion euros on the table, and the UK 1.3 billion.

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  • Airbus sees its activity take off again

Despite the health crisis that continues to hit the aviation sector, the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus on Thursday published a net profit of 2.2 billion euros after two semesters in the red, thanks to major aircraft deliveries compared to 2020. Back in the green also for the French hotel giant Accor which published a net profit of 67 million euros for the first half, after a net loss of 1.51 billion euros one year earlier.


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  • More than 4.19 million dead

The pandemic has killed at least 4,190,383 people around the world since the end of December 2019, according to a report established by AFP from official sources Thursday at 10:00 GMT.

The United States is the country with the most deaths (611,801), ahead of Brazil (553,179), India (422,662), Mexico (239,616) and Peru (196,138).

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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