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10:00 am, December 27, 2021
More than 100,000 cases of Covid-19 were recorded in 24 hours on Saturday. A contaminations record broken for France. Invited on Europe Matin Monday, the epidemiologist and teacher-researcher Pascal Crépey noted that the south of France is particularly affected by the fifth wave and that the hospital tension is very high.
The Omicron variant is spreading dazzlingly across the country and the number of Covid infections is breaking records. Faced with the situation, Emmanuel Macron will chair a new health defense council this Monday afternoon. Invited on Europe Matin Monday, the epidemiologist and teacher-researcher Pascal Crépey, said that hospital saturation is inevitable in the south of France.
“When we look at the hospital blood pressure figures, we see that the south of France is already in a very difficult position. In Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, they have already reached 99% of their initial resuscitation capacity and have already started transferring patients to other regions, ”he noted. “Auvergne Rhône-Alpes is not much better since they are above 80%, and in the PACA region we are already reaching historic highs in terms of incidence since we exceed 1%”, a he continued.
For the teacher-researcher, the current situation is unprecedented. “We are at more than 1,000 contaminations per 100,000, which had never been observed until then. So we are not ready to go down immediately. And it is indeed very worrying”, the specialist was alarmed. .
In France, more than 100,000 cases of Covid-19 were recorded in 24 hours on Saturday, a record of contaminations in the country. New measures are expected on Monday at the end of the health defense council in order to curb the epidemic at the end of the year.