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US News Coronavirus: Resuscitations in France at a high since early December

23:20  01 march  2021
23:20  01 march  2021 Source:   gentside.com

Monoclonal antibodies could soon arrive in France to fight Covid-19

 Monoclonal antibodies could soon arrive in France to fight Covid-19 © Copyright 2021, L'Obs The order could be announced in the coming days. While the epidemic situation in the country is more worrying than ever, and that new restrictions could be announced this Thursday by Prime Minister Jean Castex, new drugs, monoclonal antibodies, are about to arrive in France. A reason for hope to reduce the serious forms of Covid-19. According to "Le Figaro" , the government is considering acquiring more than 170 million euros from the American group Eli Lilly.

Doctors in France discovered that a patient who went to the hospital in late December with respiratory symptoms was positive for COVID-19, according to The Guardian. The man contracted the virus nearly a month before France confirmed its first cases. Related: 13 coronavirus myths busted by science. The doctors had originally collected the samples to test for the flu using a polymerase chain reaction test — the same test used to detect the new coronavirus — which searches for bits of viral genetic material. The patient, a 43-year-old man from Bobigny, likely became infected sometime between Dec .

Now doctors in France say that the December patient may have been the earliest known coronavirus case in Europe. If confirmed, the case of the fishmonger, Amirouche Hammar, would mean the deadly virus made an appearance on the continent long before officials there began tackling it. That, in turn, would help explain the rapidly developing catastrophe that has since unfurled in France and Europe. There have been thousands of cases, hospitalizations and deaths, in numbers that only in recent weeks have begun to abate somewhat, as a result of the French government’s rigid confinement measures.

HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-FRANCE-REPORT: Coronavirus: Resuscitations in France at a high since early December

CORONAVIRUS: LES RÉANIMATIONS EN FRANCE À UN PLUS HAUT DEPUIS DÉBUT DÉCEMBRE © Reuters / ERIC GAILLARD CORONAVIRUS: RESUSCITATIONS IN FRANCE HIGHER SINCE EARLY DECEMBER

PARIS (Reuters) - French health authorities said Monday that more than 3,500 patients infected with COVID-19 were in intensive care, for the first time since December 1.

According to data from the Ministry of Health, the number of these patients in intensive care increased by 52 in 24 hours in French hospitals, bringing their total to 3,544.

The number of people hospitalized increased by 150 to reach a total of 25,430.

DIRECT. Covid-19. The city of Paris proposes confinement, but asks the government to decide

 DIRECT. Covid-19. The city of Paris proposes confinement, but asks the government to decide © Daniel Fouray / Ouest-France At the exit of a Parisian metro station, on February 12. Paris proposes a three-week confinement. The growing circulation of variants of the coronavirus has led to the surveillance of 20 departments. Depending on individual progress, additional measures up to partial containment may be taken. The Paris town hall is proposing a three-week confinement.

The Care Quality Commission said in December that inappropriate Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) notices had caused potentially avoidable deaths last year. NHS figures released last week show that in the five weeks since the third lockdown began, Covid-19 accounted for 65% of deaths of people with learning disabilities. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that the rate for the general population was 39%, although the two statistics are drawn from different measurements.

Doctors in France have said that a patient’s sample from late December has since tested positive for the coronavirus . But so far, there is no comparable evidence of a similar case in the United States. The strongest possible indicator so far is new evidence that emerged this week of two people in Snohomish County, Wash., who reported A group of researchers in China later examined the histories of the first 41 lab-confirmed cases at a Wuhan hospital, finding that many of them had connections to a seafood market. But the earliest case, in a person who developed symptoms on Dec .

The Ministry of Health also indicates that the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 contamination increased by 4,703 in 24 hours against 19,952 new infections identified on Sunday.

Deaths linked to the pandemic have increased by 375, bringing the total to 86,803 deaths since the start of the epidemic in the country.

The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen announced on Monday that the European Union would propose this month draft legislation on an electronic vaccination passport.

Several countries - foremost among them Greece and Spain - are pushing for the rapid adoption of a vaccine passport valid throughout the EU in order to once again allow travel between member countries and revive the industry tourism hard hit by the pandemic.

France and Germany, however, seem reluctant to this idea, representatives of the two countries having warned that this could de facto establish a vaccination obligation for travel and would discriminate against those unable or unwilling to receive an injection of the vaccine.

(Benoît Van Overstraeten and Matthieu Protard, edited by Bertrand Boucey)

United States. Vaccinated people can now reunite without a mask .
© Getty Images / iStockphoto It is possible to reunite without a mask, once vaccinated, in the United States (illustration). U.S. health officials say people vaccinated against the coronavirus can meet indoors, in small groups, without wearing a mask. The people vaccinated against the Covid-19 can meet together in small groups, indoors, without wearing an mask and without respecting physical distancing, announced this Monday, March 8, the American health authorities.

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