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🔴 DIRECT – Coronavirus: still more than 2,000 patients in critical care

The 4th wave is progressing in France. The number of hospitalized patients continues to climb, particularly in the West Indies, where the health situation is dramatic. Follow all the news related to Covid-19 here.


The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalized in critical care services is still above 2,000 patients, according to data released Monday by health authorities.

With 235 people placed in intensive care in the past 24 hours (103 Sunday, 165 Saturday), critical care services are welcoming 2,215 patients on Monday (2,128 Sunday, 2,106 Saturday). This indicator, closely scrutinized by health authorities, had fallen below the 1,000 patient mark on July 7.

The number of hospitalizations is still high with 11,007 patients (10,651 Sunday, 10,463 Saturday), including 943 in 24 hours. With 108 deaths in 24 hours, the number of deaths has now reached 113,480 since the start of the Covid-19 epidemic.

6:36 p.m.

In Gaza, getting vaccinated against the coronavirus can pay off big: Hamas in power announced on Monday the launch of a lottery to win up to 10,000 shekels (2,600 euros), an initiative to encourage vaccination in the face of a rise in case.

Hamas authorities have also announced compulsory vaccination for all officials, a move that has already been made in the occupied West Bank, another Palestinian territory facing a rise in infections.

The Gaza enclave, which has some two million inhabitants, half of whom live below the poverty line, has seen an upsurge in contamination linked to the more contagious Delta variant in recent days.

6:28 p.m.

New York on Monday announced making the vaccine mandatory for staff in its public schools, including teachers and principals, as the city tries to slow transmission of the highly contagious Delta variant.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has indicated that all employees in the education department should receive at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine by September 27.

It will not be possible to choose to be tested every week instead. “We know this will help make sure everyone is safe,” he told reporters.

New York City has the largest school system in the United States with 1.1 million students in 1,800 schools. This new directive will affect nearly 150,000 employees.

5:10 p.m.

The Covid-19 vaccine will become mandatory in the US military after the final approval of Pfizer’s serum, the Pentagon announced on Monday.

“Now that Pfizer’s vaccine has been approved, the ministry will issue a directive requiring all hired personnel to be vaccinated,” military spokesman John Kirby said.

4:52 p.m.

The British government announced Monday ordering 35 million additional doses of the Covid-19 vaccine from the Pfizer / BioNTech alliance for delivery from the second half of 2022, in order to protect itself from the coronavirus and its variants “for the years to to come”.

This contract is in addition to more than 500 million doses, including 100 million from Pfizer / BioNTech, already ordered by the United Kingdom, one of the countries most affected in Europe by the pandemic (more than 131,000 deaths).

The amount of the new contract was not specified while the Pfizer and Moderna laboratories increased their prices for new orders from the EU, which the French authorities explained by the need to adapt to the variants.

4:17 p.m.

The United States on Monday fully approved the Pfizer / BioNTech alliance vaccine for people 16 years and older, the U.S. regulator said, a move that should help bolster vaccination efforts in the country.

The US Medicines Agency, the FDA, “has approved the first vaccine against Covid-19” in the country, she said in a statement.

Pfizer’s vaccine had been granted emergency authorization since December.

It continues to be available to children and adolescents aged 12 to 15 under this conditional authorization, the FDA said.


Israel has announced to set up anti-covid vaccination stands in schools at the start of the school year to strengthen the immunity of the youngest, in a context of increasing contamination in the country which allows vaccination from 12 years old.

Students “will be vaccinated on school premises during school hours, subject to parental permission,” the Israeli government said, with the start of the school year now on September 1. Students under 12 will need to show parental consent to be tested for the coronavirus.


EELV MEP Yannick Jadot asked Emmanuel Macron not to pose as a “great communicator of vaccination”, believing that “it is not he who will convince” the refractory because he arouses “detestation”.

9:05 am

China, faced in recent weeks with an epidemic rebound linked to the Delta strain, did not report any new cases of Covid-19 of local origin on its soil on Monday, which is a first for a month and leaves to think that the spread is contained.


New Zealand again maintained its national containment on Monday in the face of the progression of the Covid-19 epidemic, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying that the wave of contaminations caused by the Delta variant had not yet reached its peak.


The Franco-Austrian laboratory Valneva announced on Monday that it had started the gradual submission of its request for authorization of its candidate vaccine against Covid-19 to the British health authorities. The laboratory’s phase 3 trials, intended to prove the real effectiveness of a treatment before it is eventually put on the market, are still ongoing.

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