France marks its worst Covid day — Analysis

France reported the worst day since the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic in terms of new infections. According to data from the government, more than 91,000 people have contracted the virus in the past 24 hours.

According to the French National Public Health Agency, there were 91 608 Covid-19-related new cases confirmed on Thursday. They also reported that the Delta strain was responsible for 97 percent of the new infections.

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These new numbers surpass the previous two records, which were set in April 2021 and November 2020, where the number of reported cases per day was 85,000, and 84,000 respectively. These figures were also higher than predicted by Olivier Veran (Health Minister), who earlier Thursday said that new cases would likely exceed 88,000.

“Today’s figures are not good,”Veran stated that at that time. Veran also said earlier in the week that France could see 100,000 daily cases.

France recorded 179 Covid-19-related deaths on Thursday. Meanwhile, 3,208 patients were admitted to intensive care units. In the seven-day period, 1 679 patients have been admitted to intensive care units according to the Public Health Agency.

President Emmanuel Macron believes that a large-scale vaccine booster campaign could turn the tide in the fight against the fifth Covid-19 wave. He is attempting to avoid more restrictions. However, the government stated previously that they are open to all possibilities if there are too many people in the health system.

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