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Covid-19: increase in deaths in Europe and the United States this week


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

Increase in deaths in Europe and the United States, Pfizer's vaccine 90% effective in 5-11 year olds, nearly 600 caregivers suspended in Guadeloupe ...

Le Figaro

takes stock this Friday, October 22 on the latest related information to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Olivier Véran announces a new national campaign on barrier gestures

To ensure that the population remains on alert, a new national campaign on barrier gestures will be launched in the coming days, Olivier Véran announced this Thursday on BFMTV. It is a question of recalling "

all these gestures which were in the daily life of the French and which one all tends a little to leave aside, thinking that the threat is less present

", declared the Minister of Health. New TV and radio spots should circulate within a few days in order to alleviate a "




" from the vaccination booster. Olivier Véran also noted "

an increasing trend

", "

a small surge

" in cases of Covid-19 in Europe.

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Rising deaths in Europe and


the United States this week

After two months of decline, the Covid-19 pandemic has become more virulent this week in the world, due to a deterioration in the health situation in Europe and the United States.

With 410,654 contaminations recorded daily this week, the indicator is up slightly worldwide (+ 2% compared to the previous week), with however very contrasting situations depending on the region, according to an AFP report stopped on Thursday. .

Globally, the number of daily deaths has started to grow again (6,905 per day, + 2%), inflated by a 10% increase in deaths in Europe and 9% in the United States / Canada area.

They fell sharply in Asia (-17%).

The United States has the highest daily death toll, 1,703 per day this week, ahead of Russia (1,011), where the Kremlin on Friday admitted the failure of its vaccination campaign, and Romania (389).

Read alsoRussia faces its worst wave of Covid

Pfizer's Covid Vaccine 90% Effective in 5-11 Year Olds

Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine is 90.7% effective in preventing symptomatic forms of the disease in children aged 5 to 11, the company said on Friday in a document supporting its request for authorization for this age group in the United States.

These new data were published on the site of the United States Medicines Agency (FDA), whose advisory committee is due to meet on Tuesday to study this request for authorization.

Read alsoAre vaccinated people more likely to be infected than others?

Nearly 600 caregivers suspended in Guadeloupe

In Guadeloupe, the Regional Health Agency (ARS) announced that the suspension of nearly 600 caregivers who refuse the vaccination obligation "

was in progress


In the end, the ARS welcomes "

a rather positive phase

": about 66% of caregivers are now vaccinated in Guadeloupe, against some 30 to 40% in previous weeks.

On the island, which experienced an epidemic outbreak this summer, indicators are now very much lower, although the virus "

continues to circulate

", according to the authorities.

As a result, health restrictions should ease.

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The army sends medical reinforcements to New Caledonia

The army will send around forty caregivers and logisticians to the French archipelago of New Caledonia to deal with the outbreak of Covid-19, the Ministry of the Armed Forces and the Ministry of Overseas France announced in a press release on Friday.

From October 25, it will deploy a team of 39 caregivers and logisticians from the Army Health Service (SSA) and the Army Medical Regiment (RMED), details the press release.

These soldiers will make it possible to operate five resuscitation beds at the end of the month, as mentioned Wednesday by Prime Minister Jean Castex.

Read also Covid-19: more than eight in ten police officers officially vaccinated

The Kremlin blames the Russians

The Kremlin on Friday acknowledged the failure of its anti-Covid vaccination campaign compared to Europe, but pointed to the responsibility of the population, in the midst of a deadly epidemic wave.

Russia recorded new daily records of deaths and contaminations on Friday, with 1,064 dead and 37,141 infected.

Barely a third of Russians have been vaccinated since December amid mistrust of vaccines developed by Russia.

Read alsoCovid-19: a different vaccine for the booster dose seems more effective, according to the EMA

Germany vigilant in the face of resumption of infections

The German government said it was vigilant on Friday in the face of the recent rise in the number of new cases of Covid-19 in the country, in all age groups, warning that the situation could worsen as the day approaches. 'winter. "

With the increase in infection figures, we are seeing a hardening of the situation at all levels, which also concerns the intensive care units,

" Ministry of Health spokesperson Oliver Ewald said at the meeting. 'a regular press conference in Berlin.

The Robert Koch Institute for Public Health Surveillance (RKI) notes "

since the end of September an upward trend in the 7-day incidence rate, which manifested itself last week in almost all age groups.

", he added.


The increase in the number of cases is to be expected to accelerate during the fall and winter


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Record of deaths in Ukraine

Ukraine on Friday recorded a record of new infections and deaths from the coronavirus, for the second day in a row, as the capital, Kiev, prepares to reintroduce strict restrictions.

According to government figures, 23,785 new infections have been identified in the past 24 hours and 614 people have died in this former Soviet republic, whose health system is sorely lacking in resources.

Read alsoCovid: between 80,000 and 180,000 deaths among health professionals, according to the WHO

Australia: Melbourne celebrates the end of lockdowns

The people of Melbourne took advantage of the city's reopening on Friday after one of the longest series of lockdowns in the world to go to bars, restaurants or the hairdresser.

Since the start of the pandemic, the five million Melbournais have had to stay locked in their homes for more than 260 days in total, in six confinements.

But now that 70% of eligible people in Melbourne and Victoria (southeast) are fully vaccinated, restrictions that began on August 5 have been lifted.

»SEE ALSO - Covid-19: Melbourne's 5 million inhabitants celebrate the end of a long series of lockdowns

The pandemic, a boon for the “

made in Portugal


Orders for bicycles have soared in Portugal, number one in Europe for the manufacture of bicycles, with the health crisis.

However, the sector suffers from disruptions in the global supply chain, with component delivery times of “

up to two or three years

” from suppliers, mostly Asian, according to the export manager of a factory in assembly of bicycles in the north of the country.

In 2020, Portugal produced 2.6 million bicycles, almost all of which were exported, placing it first in Europe ahead of Italy and Germany, according to Eurostat.

Read alsoCovid-19: the French unfavorable to the obligation of a third dose

More than 4.9 million dead

The novel coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 4,926,579 worldwide since the World Health Organization (WHO) office in China reported the onset of the disease at the end of December 2019, according to a report established by AFP.

The United States is the most affected country in terms of both deaths and cases, with 733,218 deaths for 45,301,092 cases, according to the Johns Hopkins University count.

After the United States, the countries most affected are Brazil with 604,679 dead, India (453,042 dead), Mexico (285,669 dead) and Russia (228,453 dead).

Source: lefigaro

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