French government spokesman Gabriel Attlee warned on Sunday that the recent development of a fifth pandemic in the country was “surprising”, adding that “there are elements that can worry us and elements that can convince us.”
“This fifth wave started suddenly,” Atal told several media outlets, according to AFP.
He added: “We see a significant increase in the rate of infection, but we also know that in France we have extensive vaccine coverage, and we are slightly ahead of our neighbors in booster dose days.” He recalled that France had issued health certificates in July, while “most of the surrounding countries had issued them later.”
He emphasized that the decision to issue a health certificate was made by the government with the option of making the non-vaccinated person responsible instead of vaccinating the person who has not been vaccinated.
Injuries doubled in one week
It is mentioned that the number of injured has doubled within a year as 17,153 were injured on Saturday and 9,458 a year ago.
The main challenge remains to determine whether the increase in the number of infections will put pressure on hospitals. However, officials have linked the pressure on hospitals to an increase in vaccination rates against AIDS. COVID-19 Which contributes to the reduction of the severity of the disease and less effectively against the infection of the mutant delta.
Additionally, about 75% of the French population received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. The number of people infected with Kovid-19 at the hospital on Saturday reached 7,974, including 1,333 in intensive care, up from 6,500 a month ago (including 1,000 in intensive care).
France recommends that those over 65 and at risk of serious illness receive a third dose of the vaccine against the virus.COVID-19It will be available to people in the age group of 50 to 64 from last December 1.