UPDATE ON THE SITUATION – New measures, new reports and highlights: Le Figaro takes stock of the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic around the world.
The number of patients hospitalized because of Covid-19 continues to decline in France, when a third of adults have already received at least one dose of the vaccine. Meanwhile, Europe is freeing itself but worried about the mutation of the variants.
- Reflux of patients in hospitals
The number of Covid-19 patients in French hospitals has fallen below the 20,000 mark, a decline also observed for patients in intensive care units, according to data published on Saturday by Public Health France. Hospitals in France currently accommodate 19,765 patients with Covid-19, including 468 admitted in the past 24 hours. This is the first time since October 27 that this number has fallen below 20,000. Eighty-nine people have died of this disease in hospital (111 according to data released on Friday), bringing the toll to more than 108,500 since the start of the epidemic in early 2020.
- A third of French people have received at least one dose of vaccines
Regarding vaccination, 22,908,758 people received a first injection since the start of the vaccination campaign, at the very end of December, and 9,690,645 two injections, according to the Directorate General of Health. The government is targeting 30 million first injections by mid-June. .
- A district of Bordeaux soon vaccinated after the discovery of a variant “worrying “
All the major residents of a district of the city of Bordeaux, in the south-west of France, will be able to be rapidly vaccinated, without conditions, after the discovery of a “cluster“From a few dozen people who tested positive for a variant”worrying“. “It is a + Variant off concern + (VoC), or worrying, as were for example the English and Indian variants. His lineage is English but with a mutation. He is known, he has also been seen in Île-de-France“, The Paris region, explained Patrick Dehail, medical and scientific adviser to the local health authority.
- Germany classifies Great Britain as “variant mutation zone “
Due to the spread of the Indian variant of the coronavirus on its territory, Great Britain will be classified from Sunday as a zone of mutation of the variants by Germany, said Friday the Robert Koch health watch institute.
This will have the consequence of considerably limiting travel from Great Britain to Germany. All travelers coming from this territory will also be subject to a two-week quarantine period, which cannot be shortened even if the test is negative.
- Spain: the vaccinated, the British in the lead, welcomed from June 7
Spain will allow entry into its territory from June 7 “all people vaccinated“Whatever their country of origin and the British, crucial for a tourism sector devastated by the pandemic, will be able to go there on vacation from Monday.
- California lifts health restrictions on June 15
California authorities announced Friday that the state could, as planned, end most health restrictions related to Covid-19 from June 15, with a total reopening of businesses without physical distancing and wearing of the unnecessary mask for vaccinated people.
- Canada extends suspension of flights from India and Pakistan
Canada announced on Friday that it was extending the suspension of flights from India and Pakistan, a measure taken due to an increase in Covid-19 cases among passengers arriving from these two countries, until the 21st. June.
The excess mortality caused by the pandemic is two to three times higher than the deaths officially attributed to Covid-19 since the appearance of the first cases at the end of 2019 in China, the World Health Organization said on Friday. In 2020, Covid-19 caused at least three million direct and indirect deaths, while the official death toll attributed to the virus rose to around 1.8 million. The pandemic has so far caused “about 6 to 8 million»Direct and indirect deaths.
- IMF proposes $ 50 billion plan
The IMF has proposed to the G20 a plan to end the global pandemic estimated to be funded at $ 50 billion with a goal of immunizing at least 40% of the world’s population by the end of the year .
- Over a million deaths in Latin America and the Caribbean
More than a million deaths from Covid-19 have been officially recorded since the start of the pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean, one of the few regions where the figures are on the rise.