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Covid-19: 83 dead in French hospitals, 1,142 patients in intensive care

2022-08-05T17:12:54.697Z

18,803 patients with Covid-19 were hospitalized on Friday, according to data from Public Health France, compared to 19,154 on Thursday.



The pressure continues to reduce on French hospitals.

18,803 patients with Covid-19 were hospitalized on Friday, according to data from Public Health France, compared to 19,154 on Thursday.

Among them, 1,142 were admitted to critical care units, including 106 within 24 hours.

83 new deaths are also to be deplored in French hospitals, bringing the death toll to 123,503 Covid deaths in France, since the start of the pandemic.

Things to remember this Friday

Among people with Covid 19,

one in eight retains one of the characteristic symptoms of long Covid for the long term

, shows a large study published on Friday.

These symptoms include

“abdominal pain, difficulty and pain in breathing, muscle aches, ageusia or anosmia (loss of taste or smell: editor’s note), tingling, discomfort in the throat, hot flashes or cold, heaviness in the arms or legs as well as general fatigue”,

lists this study published in the Lancet.

“In 12.7% of patients, these symptoms can be attributed to Covid-19”

, three to five months after infection, conclude the authors.

This work, carried out in the Netherlands, is, by its scope and its methodology, an important piece to better understand the risk of long Covid, that is to say the persistence of lasting symptoms after a coronavirus infection.

Austria has paid tribute to a doctor who took her own life after receiving anti-vax threats

on social media, a case that highlights harassment targeting Covid scientists.

In Vienna, the bells of St. Stephen's Cathedral rang out this week and candles formed a

'sea of ​​lights'

against

'emotional abuse'

and

'terror'

on line.

Lisa-Maria Kellermayr, 36, was discovered dead on Friday July 29 in her office in Upper Austria (north).

Farewell letters were found and the autopsy performed at the request of his relatives confirmed the thesis of suicide.

In a message published at the end of June on her professional website, she announced the cessation of consultations until further notice.

“For more than seven months, we have received death threats at irregular intervals from circles opposed to Covid measures and vaccinations

,” she wrote.

North Korea reported no people

"suffering from fever"

on Friday , for the seventh day in a row, and said that all people who suffered from Covid in the country are now cured.

"No new cases of fever were reported in the past week, and all those who received treatment recovered,"

the official KCNA news agency reported on Friday.

The term

"feverish patient"

is used by the North Korean authorities to designate people infected with the coronavirus because, according to some, of a lack of screening tests.

Source: lefigaro

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