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Covid-19: hospitalizations increase in France, especially for the elderly


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

Hospitalizations which are on the rise again in France, Élisabeth Borne which retains “all the proposals” of the “flash mission”, AstraZeneca and Oxford Biomedica which extend a vaccine production agreement…

Le Figaro

takes stock this Friday, July 1 on the latest information related to Covid-19.

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Hospitalizations increase in France

The circulation of Covid-19 intensified last week as well as hospitalizations, in particular for the oldest who remain far too many not to have their second reminder, indicates Friday Public Health France.

The week of June 20 to 26, the incidence rate increased by 53%, an acceleration compared to the previous week (+29%), according to the latest bulletin from the health agency.

Thursday, the number of contaminations amounted to 133,346, an increase of 67% in seven days.

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The week of June 20 to 26, the increase in new hospitalizations also continued (+19%) after a 26% increase the previous week.

On Thursday, 15,836 people were hospitalized with a Covid diagnosis.

Hospitalization rates were particularly high among 80-89 year olds (35.4 per 100,000 inhabitants) and 90 and over (61.8 per 100,000), specifies Public Health France.

Over the week studied, the number of deaths in hospital and in medico-social establishments and services also increased after several weeks of decline (225, +3%).

Over the period, vaccination coverage has progressed very little, notes Public Health France.

Thus, only 25.5% of those aged 60-79 and 31.3% of those aged 80 and over who were eligible had received their second booster dose.


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Emergency crisis: Borne “retains all the proposals” of the “flash mission”

The government

"retains all the proposals"

of the

"flash mission"

on emergencies, which recommends 41 measures to unclog hospitals this summer, Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne said on Friday, during a trip to the Pontoise hospital center ( Val d'Oise).

Among these

“short-term responses”

, the head of government notably confirmed a

“additional remuneration”

for the night work of caregivers, as well as a bonus of 15 euros per consultation

“to encourage (liberal) doctors to take people in unscheduled care”.

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AstraZeneca and Oxford Biomedica extend vaccine production agreement

The British biopharmaceutical company Oxford Biomedica, which notably manufactures doses of the anti-Covid-19 vaccine Vaxzevria for AstraZeneca, announced in a press release on Friday that it had extended a production agreement with the laboratory for three years.

Oxford Biomedica, which has already produced 100 million doses of the serum,

"has signed a new three-year (...) framework agreement with AstraZeneca

," the company announced in a statement.

It is

“an extension of the initial supply and development agreement announced between the two companies in September 2020”.

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Manufacturing of the Covid-19 vaccines at the company's Oxford-based factory was initially scheduled to complete in the last quarter of 2022. Under the new agreement, production will continue

"as needed"

from the Swedish-British laboratory beyond 2022, says Oxford Biomedica.

The agreement with the laboratory will enable it to generate 30 million pounds (nearly 35 million euros) over the current financial year.


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Source: lefigaro

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