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Covid-19: 27 dead in French hospitals, 1091 patients in intensive care

2021-10-13T16:21:08.011Z

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



End of the state of emergency in Reunion, towards an extension of the health pass throughout France, the mandatory health pass for all public and private employees from Friday in Italy ...

Le Figaro

takes stock this Wednesday, October 13 on the latest information related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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1091 patients in intensive care in French hospitals

The epidemic continues to decline in France, where 6,601 patients are still hospitalized on Wednesday, including 219 since the day before.

They were 6,629 on Tuesday.

1091 people are treated in critical care services - 58 were received there in the last 24 hours - against 1111 the day before.

27 people also died from Covid in French hospitals on Wednesday, according to Public Health France, bringing the toll to 90,280 hospital deaths since the start of the pandemic.

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The extension of the health pass endorsed by the Council of Ministers

The bill extending until July 31 the possible use of the health pass was presented to the Council of Ministers on Wednesday.

Government spokesman Gabriel Attal confirmed at the end of the Council the extension

"until July 31, 2022"

.

"We accept our refusal of a sanitary disarmament which would be more than precipitated in the face of an epidemic which has surprised us so many times and which above all is not over."

But the health pass will be

"lifted as soon as we can,"

he said.

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End of the state of emergency in Réunion

The French island of Reunion is emerging from the state of health emergency that was declared on July 13 due to the increased circulation of the coronavirus, the government said.

The decree putting an end to it must be ratified on Wednesday in the Council of Ministers.

Read also Covid-19: Reunion emerges from the state of health emergency

A hospital employee challenging the vaccine obligation rejected in court

The summary judge of the Versailles administrative court on Wednesday rejected the appeal of a hospital employee refusing to be vaccinated against Covid-19, who challenged the suspension of her contract and the payment of her salary.

This administrative agent of the Nord-Essonne hospital group (public) disputes the suspension pronounced against her at the end of September by her management, which accuses her of not respecting the vaccination obligation of hospital workers.

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The appeal lodged with the summary administrative judge, which allows a ruling in a few days, was intended to lift the suspension, pending another decision later on the merits, according to the employee's lawyer, Me Rudyard Bessis, who now intends to continue the procedure in the Council of State.

She justified the urgency of a decision by suspending her salary, depriving her of income.

In his rejection order, the judge argues that the employee

"has placed herself in the emergency situation that she invokes"

because the law on compulsory vaccination for hospital staff

"gave a period of several weeks"

.

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"The social consequences of Covid are lasting", warn associations in Paca

"The social consequences of the health crisis are lasting",

warned the associations fighting against poverty in the Provence-Alpes-Côte-D'azur region, pleading Wednesday in Marseille for the creation of a

"Regional observatory of large poverty ”.

"We hear a little music, that the health crisis, even if it is not true, is resolved and that the social crisis and its consequences are diminishing, but it is not at all true"

, underlined Christophe Devys , president of the Alerte collective, which brings together French associations fighting against poverty and exclusion.

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According to forecasts published in early October by the National Institute of Statistics, the

"shock wave"

of Covid-19 should continue to dampen.

Helped by a strong rebound in salaried employment, the unemployment rate should drop sharply from the fall, to 7.6% in the third quarter, forecasts INSEE.

"In addition to the chronic crisis, there was an acute crisis, the Covid amplified the phenomenon, it made invisible people visible,"

said Carine Rolland, president of Médecins du monde, but

"the social consequences, we have not finished seeing them ”.

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The health pass required to work in Italy

The health pass becomes compulsory from Friday in Italy for all public and private employees, a measure supposed to encourage vaccination but which faces the opposition of millions of employees.

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Persistently congested global ports

The congestion affecting ports worldwide and which recently forced several container ships to divert from England to European ports will last another 6 to 9 months, the British Ports Association told AFP on Wednesday. (BPA).

This situation which has lasted

"for over a year"

is linked to the disruption to global traffic caused by the pandemic and "will last for another 6 to 9 months," said Mark Simmonds, BPA's director of external affairs.

According to him, the blockage is not specific to the United Kingdom and the situation

"is much worse in China and the United States".

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More than 4.8 million dead

The pandemic has killed at least 4,861,478 people around the world since the end of December 2019, according to a report established by AFP from official sources, Wednesday at 10:00 GMT.

The United States is the most bereaved country with 716,479 dead, followed by Brazil (601,398), India (451,189), Mexico (282,773) and Russia (219,329).

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

Source: lefigaro

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