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Covid-19: contaminations still on the rise, stable hospitalizations

2022-03-26T19:34:54.888Z

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



Contamination on the rise, carers who are victims of the pandemic now considered "dead for the service of the Republic" and Shanghai which gives up confining itself...

Le Figaro

takes stock this Saturday, March 26 on the latest information related to the Covid pandemic -19.

139,517 new cases of Covid-19 identified

The number of people testing positive for Covid 19 has increased further, proof that the 5th wave of the epidemic has started again, while hospitalizations have stopped falling, but are not rising either, according to figures published on Saturday by health authorities.

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Public Health France reports 139,517 cases of Covid-19 recorded in 24 hours, against 143,571 the day before and 98,104 the previous Saturday.

The seven-day average, which smooths out the daily jolts, stands at 123,360, compared to 86,022 cases seven days earlier.

On the hospital side, the authorities announce 20,532 people hospitalized with a diagnosis of Covid-19, a stable figure compared to the previous days (20,616 Friday and 20,440 Saturday March 19).

The number of hospital admissions is also stable (619, against 620 last Saturday).

Critical care wards, which receive the most serious cases, have 1,481 patients, according to figures released on Saturday.

They were 1489 on Friday and 1644 a week ago.

59 deaths have been recorded in the past 24 hours

In the past 24 hours, 59 deaths have been recorded, bringing to 141,631 the number of people who have succumbed to the disease in France since the start of the epidemic more than two years ago, in hospitals, in retirement homes. or in other medico-social establishments.

Caregivers victims of the pandemic now considered "dead for the service of the Republic"

Caregivers who died on the front lines of the Covid-19 epidemic now benefit from the distinction

“Death for the service of the Republic”

, like that which exists for the police or the military.

The measure, announced in the spring of 2021, was announced in the Official Journal on Saturday.

It is the third mention that exists to date, after

"died for France"

, reserved for soldiers who died in combat, and

"died for the service of the nation",

which concerns personnel carrying out security missions.

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In all, 19 healthcare professionals died from Covid-19 between March 1 and mid-December 2020, the date of the last reported death.

According to Public Health France, these are 5 doctors, 5 nursing auxiliaries, 1 nurse, 2 health professionals classified as “other” and 6 non-medical professionals.

Health professionals and public officials who died between January 1, 2020 and July 31, 2022 may be affected by the mention, according to the decree published in the official journal on Saturday.

Shanghai renounces confinement despite an epidemic peak

On Saturday, Shanghai saw a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases, but authorities were determined to avoid a city lockdown so as not to harm the economy, according to a local official.

"

If Shanghai, our city, came to a complete halt, many international cargo ships would end up in the East China Sea

," said Wu Fan, a medical expert with the city's pandemic task force.

This would have an impact on the entire national economy and on the world economy

,” he continued, during a daily press conference on Saturday in the port megalopolis.

Source: lefigaro

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