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.
While the number of patients hospitalized in intensive care continues to drop in France, Belgium is opening up vaccination to 16-17 year olds. An air of return to normal life floats in Italy: the country which is gradually lifting its anti-Covid restrictions, announces optimistic forecasts for the summer tourist season.
- In France, the drop in cases is confirmed in the hospital
The number of patients in the hospital continues to decline slowly, especially in the intensive care units, according to data released on Saturday by Public Health France. In total, 14,532 Covid-19 patients are currently hospitalized against 14,801 the day before and 16,847 a week earlier, specifies the health agency.
In 24 hours, 267 new patients were admitted to hospitals in France. The resuscitation services, which treat the most serious cases, received 62 new patients in 24 hours, bringing the total number of Covid patients in real life to 2,525 patients. They were 2571 the day before and 3028 a week ago.
In the past 24 hours, 58 patients have died in hospital bringing the total death toll to nearly 110,000 since the start of the epidemic.
- The variant «in the event that» progresses in the Landes
Twenty-nine additional cases of the Delta variant, identified for the first time in India in April, have been identified in the Landes since the announcement on Wednesday of the first two cases in a family in this department, said the prefecture and the regional agency. health in a press release.
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- Belgium will offer the vaccine to 16-17 year olds
Belgium will open up vaccination against the coronavirus to young people aged 16-17 from July, politicians announced on Saturday at the end of an interministerial conference.
«The vaccination of this age group will be carried out in the wake of that of 18-year-olds. From July, they will start to receive an invitation for the first dose ”, said the ministers of health of this federal state, in a press release.
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- India: New Delhi is gradually declining
Markets and shopping centers in New Delhi will be able to reopen on Monday, which marks a new stage in the deconfinement process, Indian authorities announced on Saturday, in a context of declining Covid-19 contamination in the country’s major cities, after weeks of restrictions.
The Delhi metro will also resume to 50% of its capacity, said the city’s Prime Minister, Arvind Kejriwal.
- + 20% of tourists this summer in Italy
Italy, which is gradually lifting its anti-Covid restrictions in the face of a constantly improving situation, expects 20% more tourists this summer, the Italian Tourism Federation announced on Saturday.
The curfew, so far in effect from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., will be pushed back to midnight from Monday.
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- Olympics: the fears of swimmer Kyle Chalmers
Australia’s Kyle Chalmers, reigning Olympic 100m freestyle champion, said the prospect of going to the Olympics in a Japan hit by a new wave of coronavirus scared him “a little bit.”
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The pandemic has killed more than 3,714,923 people around the world since the end of December 2019, according to an assessment established by AFP from official sources on Saturday midday. After the United States (597,001 dead), the countries with the highest number of deaths are Brazil (470,842), India (344,082), Mexico (228,568) and Peru (185,813).