While contaminations are accelerating again, Laurent Halwani, Parisian pharmacist, still practices as many screening tests. At the beginning of July, the demand is often the same; most of them are future vacationers. And for some, there are sometimes nasty surprises. “Despite the vaccination, there are still a few cases, between 3 and 5% of our daily screenings, which remain positive, mainly young”, notes the pharmacist.
Indeed, for a week the number of cases has started to rise again, with a little more than 2000 every day. On closer inspection, an age group is particularly concerned by these new contaminations: people between 20 and 39 years old. However, it is still too early to see an impact on the hospital, which is instead benefiting from a lull. A few dozen patients are admitted to intensive care each week. This Tuesday, July 6, they are 1032 throughout France.
According to Professor Djillali Annane, head of the intensive care unit at Raymond Poincaré hospital, there are no real surprises, the profile is always the same. “These are the unvaccinated people. And since the probability of not being vaccinated is higher in the younger age groups, we have younger patients.”, he said.