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Covid-19: 42 dead in French hospitals, 931 patients in intensive care


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

The bar of 2 million tests in one week again crossed in France, the president of the Scientific Council who believes that France

“should hold out”

in the face of the seventh wave thanks to vaccination, the more alarmist WHO who expects to "



of Covid this summer in Europe...

Le Figaro

takes stock this Thursday, June 30 on the latest information related to Covid-19.

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15,836 patients hospitalized in France

The pressure on hospitals is on the rise again in France.

15,836 patients affected by Covid were hospitalized on Thursday, against 15,690 the day before.

Among them, 931 are admitted to critical care services against 914 the day before.

105 people have been admitted to intensive care in the last 24 hours.

42 deaths are also to be deplored in French hospitals this Thursday.

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WHO expects 'high levels' of Covid-19 this summer in Europe

"As countries across Europe have lifted the social measures that were in place, the virus will circulate at high levels over the summer

," said the director for Europe of the World Health Organisation. health, Hans Kluge.

“The virus is not going to go away just because countries stop monitoring it.

It continues to contaminate, it continues to change and it still kills

,” he said in a written statement to AFP.

Driven by the Omicron BA.5 sub-variant, the number of cases in the fifty or so countries of the WHO Europe zone approached 500,000 daily this week, while it was around 150,000 per day at the end of May. , according to public data from the organization.

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After hovering around 4,000 to 5,000 deaths per day for much of the winter, the death toll currently remains at a low level of around 500, its summer 2020 level. European countries are showing rising cases, with Portugal, Luxembourg, France, Greece, Cyprus, Germany and Austria currently leading the way with the highest incidence.

The WHO calls on Europeans to continue to self-isolate if they have respiratory symptoms, to check that their vaccinations are up to date and to wear a mask in crowded places.


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Delfraissy believes that France "will hold"

The seventh wave of Covid-19 should

“not spoil the summer”

, but the healthcare system could be under pressure again towards the end of July, the president of the scientific council Jean-François Delfraissy estimated on Thursday on RTL.

"It's not going to ruin the summer because we're vaccinated

," he said.

“I believe that we will hold on condition of resuming vaccination among the oldest and re-examining a certain number of recommendations to limit contamination”

, however added the president of the scientific council.

Read alsoThe government “was right” not to make the mask compulsory again, according to Professor Delfraissy

A quarter of eligible people have received their second booster vaccine against Covid, a

“clearly insufficient”

rate , according to the government.

For Jean-François Delfraissy,

“the government was right not to make it compulsory because in this crisis you have to be scalable”.

“Where is the difficulty for this summer is that we have a surge with the new variant (BA.5) - and we expect 1500 daily hospital admissions within a week - it that is to say, like in March, when the supply of care is weaker

, ”he noted, however.


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The bar of 2 million tests in one week crossed again

The number of tests has "again" crossed the two million mark in a week, according to figures published Thursday by the Ministry of Health, illustrating the acceleration of the seventh wave of the Covid epidemic.

With more than 2.1 million PCR and antigen tests validated between June 20 and 26 against more than 1.6 million the previous week,

"the increase in the number of tests is accentuated"

, indicates the direction of statistics (Drees ) in a press release.

Falling to just over a million at the end of May, the number of tests has continued to rise since then, a little more markedly each week.

If the number of tests is on

the rise “for all age groups”

, it remains much more marked among those under 16 (+ 49%).


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Traders closed during confinement had to pay their rents

The Court of Cassation on Thursday rejected the appeal of several traders forced to close during the confinement decreed in the spring of 2020 to stem the Covid-19 pandemic, who were claiming a discount on their rents.

In three judgments, the highest court of the judiciary ordered these merchants to pay their unpaid rent during the period when non-essential businesses were closed.

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She judges that the ban, except for exceptions, on leaving home decreed to stem the spread of the Covid,

“general and temporary measure”

, is not attributable to the lessors and has not definitively deprived the traders of using their premises.

This decision will have important consequences: in the French courts, many disputes between traders and their lessors had been put on hold pending the Court's case law.


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Source: lefigaro

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