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World Coronavirus: 22,000 new contaminations recorded in 24 hours in France

01:00  21 february  2021
01:00  21 february  2021 Source:   20minutes.fr

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More than 22,000 new contaminations by the coronavirus have been recorded in the last 24 hours, while the number of people hospitalized decreased slightly, according to figures released this Saturday by Public Health France.

Since Friday, 22,371 new cases have been detected, up from 24,116 the day before and 21,231 last Saturday, the health agency said. The test positivity rate (percentage of people who tested positive out of all those tested) increased slightly, to 6.1%.

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During the last seven days, 9.395 people positive for the coronavirus have been admitted to hospital, including 1,770 in intensive care units. The Covid-19 has killed 183 in hospital in twenty-four hours in France, bringing the number of deaths since the start of the epidemic to 84,147. At the same time, the vaccination continues to progress, with 2,540,702 people having received at least one dose of vaccine, according to figures from Public Health France stopped on Saturday.

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At the national level, "the trend over the last three days is not good, it is no longer good", lamented the Minister of Health Olivier Véran on Saturday, visiting Nice, where the incidence rate exceeds 700 positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants, more than three times the national average (190).

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