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© Joël Le Gall / West-France In a provisional screening center in Rennes, a technician analysis of antigenic tests on January 10.
The number of contaminations identified in 24 hours reached a new record on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, with 368,419 cases. In the hospital, the number of patients also increases significantly.
In its daily assessment of the Covid-19 epidemic, Public Health France states this Tuesday, January 11, 2022 of 368,419 new contaminations identified in 24 hours. This is a new record, which exceeds 332,000 cases of last Wednesday.
This is almost 100,000 cases more than Tuesday last week (271,686 cases on January 4th).
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The 7-day average of daily cases goes to 283 294. This indicator has been multiplied by 10 since the end of November ...
The national incidence rate continues to skyrocket and set up at 2,790 cases per 100,000 inhabitants from January 2nd to 8th.
At this rate, WHO's alert on the risk that 50% of Europeans are contaminated within two months seems quite realistic.
Return of data by department
After several days of interruption due to an incident in the reassembly of departmental and infra-departmental data, France public health resumed the dissemination of the incidence rate at the departmental level.
The rise generally continued in recent days, and more than half of the departments have an incidence rate greater than 2,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants for the period from 2 to 8 January 2022.
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Several departments of ' Ile-de-France have an incidence rate above 4,000 cases per 100,000 population.
Here is the evolution by department. The exponential increases are everywhere:
The rise in hospitalizations continues
if Omicron seems less virulent than the other variants, the voltage continues to rise to the hospital.
According to daily data published by Public Health France, 3,149 people were admitted in 24 hours at the hospital, and 380 patients were admitted to critical care services.
There were Tuesday evening 23 371 people hospitalized in France, 722 more than yesterday. Of these, 3,969 are supported in critical care services, or 65 more than yesterday.
In the last 24 hours, 281 deaths in recent days in hospitals have been identified, plus 73 deaths identified in one week in EHPAD. The balance sheet of the epidemic is increased to 126,059 deaths.
Will Omicron Protect Us From Future Waves? .
A variant that spreads comprehensively won’t necessarily protect comprehensively.The close of Omicron’s crush, then, should bring the country one step closer to hitting a COVID equilibrium in which SARS-CoV-2’s still around, but disrupting our lives far less. In the most optimistic view of our future, this surge could be seen as a turning point in the country’s population-level protection. Omicron’s reach could be so comprehensive that, as some have forecasted, this wave ends up being the pandemic’s last.