7:22 a.m .: Brazil: new demonstration against Bolsonaro
Several tens of thousands of Brazilians demonstrated this Saturday across the country against President Jair Bolsonaro, who is the subject of a preliminary investigation, suspected of having failed to report an attempted corruption in the purchase of vaccines.
This is the third day of mobilization since the end of May to demand the departure of Mr. Bolsonaro, blamed for his management of the coronavirus pandemic which has already killed more than 520,000 in the country of 212 million. inhabitants.
6:51 am: The Delta variant represents “nearly a third” of cases in France
The threat of the Delta variant is not hypothetical: this highly contagious strain, which appeared in India, circulates a lot in France, to the point of representing around a third of cases currently (3,000 cases detected on Saturday). “It represents nearly a third of the positive cases already in our country, and it has increased in absolute value by nearly 75% in one week,” Olivier Véran said Friday.
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6:48 am: The call for compulsory vaccination of caregivers
This Sunday, 96 health professionals appealed to make the vaccination of caregivers compulsory, in The JDD. This column entitled “Now is the time to make the decision” is notably signed by the infectious disease specialist Karine Lacombe or Gilles Pialoux, head of the infectious diseases department at Tenon hospital in Paris. “. Because it is an ethical duty to protect the vulnerable people for whom they are responsible, all caregivers must be vaccinated”, they explain in particular.
6:47 am: Less than 8,000 patients, but more contamination
The pressure continues to fall on hospitals in France: there were 7,912 patients on Saturday (against 9,024 the previous Saturday). Among them, 1,102 are in critical care services (1,349 seven days ago), indicates Public Health France.
On the other hand, on the side of contaminations, it increases for the sixth consecutive day: 3,006 new cases in 24 hours (2,683 Friday). The positivity rate, which represents the number of positive tests compared to all tests performed, remains low at 0.8% over the last seven days.
What to remember from Saturday
– The government is thinking of “deploying vaccination in schools”, in colleges and high schools, from the start of the school year.
– The number of hospitalized patients in France has fallen below the 8,000 mark. However, cases of contamination have increased throughout the week (more than 3,000 this Saturday).
– In Russia, the Delta variant hits the country, causing new death records every day. This Saturday, nearly 700 were identified.
– Also because of the Delta variant, Iran fears a “fifth” wave of the epidemic.
6:45 am: Hello everyone and welcome to this live dedicated to the news of the Covid-19 pandemic in France and around the world.