World New turn of the screw expected in Nice, sad results in the United States ... update on the coronavirus

11:35  22 february  2021
11:35  22 february  2021 Source:   parismatch.com

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New measures, new results and highlights: update on the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic in the world .

  Nouveau tour de vis attendu à Nice, triste bilan aux Etats-Unis... le point sur le coronavirus © REUTERS / Eric Gaillard The situation in France

The Alpes-Maritimes are preparing to undergo a new turn of the screw to “stem the epidemic” of Covid-19, which is particularly virulent in this department. After consultation with elected officials, the Alpes-Maritimes prefecture announced on Sunday that it had sent proposals for measures, without specifying which ones, to the government. The announcements must be made shortly, probably Monday, but one hypothesis is already holding the line, that of localized containment at the weekend, which would be a first in metropolitan France.

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The incidence rate is particularly high in the Nice metropolitan area, with more than 700 positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants, more than three times the national average (190), while around 10% of screening tests are positive ( against 6% for the whole of France), in a context of the spread of the British variant, which is more contagious.

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At the national level, "the trend is not good", admitted the government spokesperson, Gabriel Attal, to the Grand Jury RTL - LCI - Le Figaro, using Olivier Véran's words on Saturday in Nice. More than 22,000 new cases of contamination were recorded on Sunday, the same level as on Saturday, and hospital pressure remains at a high level, with more than 25,000 Covid patients hospitalized, including nearly 3,400 in shifts.

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And, the sunny weekend raised fears of a relaxation of barrier gestures. The Interior Ministry reported on Sunday nearly 4,600 verbalizations the day before throughout France for non-compliance with the curfew. “The trend is unfortunately not to loosen the constraint,” said Gabriel Attal, reiterating that the government's objective is, as much as possible, to avoid a third confinement.

The United States is close to 500,000 deaths

The United States is approaching the threshold of 500,000 deaths from Covid-19, at a time when many indicators, foremost among which the rate of vaccinations, offer real glimmers of hope . "It's terrible, it's horrible," reacted Sunday immunologist Anthony Fauci, adviser to Joe Biden. "We haven't seen anything like it for over a hundred years, since the 1918 pandemic."

According to figures from the benchmark Johns Hopkins University, the tally stood at 498,879 deaths on Monday at 01:30 GMT.

The threshold of 400,000 deaths was exceeded in January, on the eve of the inauguration of Joe Biden, who made the fight against the epidemic the top priority of his start of office.

Update in the world

The pandemic has killed more than 2.46 million people worldwide since the end of December, out of more than 111 million confirmed contaminations, according to an assessment established by AFP on Sunday in the middle of the day. The United States is the country with the most deaths, ahead of Brazil (246,504) and Mexico (179,797).

These figures are overall underestimated. They are based on daily reports from national health authorities, without including reassessments based on statistical bases.

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