Meanwhile, it was considered that “by March 1, 2022, it will be analyzed that hospital beds are under high or extreme pressure in 25 countries and intensive care units under high or extreme pressure in 49 of 53 countries. “.
As announced by the Minister of Health Olivier Véran, in the last 24 hours 30,000 thousand confirmed cases of coronavirus were confirmed.
According to the exact numbers of Santé Publique France, published a few hours ago, the balance of the last day is 30,454 new conditions. This figure had not been reached since last August 11, when 30,920 cases were announced.
“It is a very important increase in infections,” said Véran, “the demonstration that we are facing a fifth epidemic wave.”
The national incidence rate touched 191 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, while in hospitals there are already 8,525 against 8,338 on Monday and 7,535 a week ago.
Intensive therapy rooms are also feeling the increase, with 1,455 serious cases compared to 1,406 on Monday and 1,277 last week.
More than 10,000 daily cases were reported for the first time, five days after the previous record, so the Slovak government is discussing imposing a national lockdown in order to control the growing outbreak.
“We are losing the battle,” Caputova said yesterday after visiting a large hospital in the capital city of Bratislava, where he said he saw “tragic and horrible” things. The country has 3,000 beds for critical conditions and accumulates 3,200 hospitalized patients, so that the country could be forced to seek help in other European countries.
As reported today, there is a record of 66,884 new patients in 24 hours and another for their weekly rate of infections, while the death toll is approaching 100,000 and the authorities are studying even more measures to contain the outbreak.
Citizen discipline, a robust public health system and the availability of multiple vaccines, one of them domestically produced, were supposed to ensure a winter without the wave of cases that hit Germany last year. But complacency and a national election, followed by a long transition, led authorities and politicians to ease restrictions even as infection rates continued to rise during the fall.
Likewise, a regulation came into force that requires people to show proof of being vaccinated, to seek a cure from the coronavirus or to have a test with a negative result, condition to present to work or use public transport.
The control in public transport, which will be in force until March 19 next year, will be carried out randomly, while in the workplace, it will be the employer who must ensure that its employees comply with the regulations.
Twenty northern Italian communes will restrict until December 7 the hours of bars and restaurants, which will close at 18, while suspending public events and prohibiting travel between 22 and 5 before the rise in daily infections of coronavirus.
Meanwhile, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) called for “closing the immune divergence, offering booster doses to all adults and reestablishing non-pharmaceutical measures” to stop the new wave facing the continent.
For his part, the executive director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Rob Butler, said that if 95% of the population in Europe used a mask, 160,000 lives would be saved.
Butler also said that it is time to face a “healthy debate” on compulsory vaccination in countries facing the new wave, although he stressed that it is a “very sensitive” issue.
The mandatory vaccination against the coronavirus generated a debate among other governments about the possibility of adopting a similar measure in the face of the increase in cases and renewed the protests of groups that oppose the sanitary restrictions.
Although several countries impose a green pass to enter public spaces and the obligation to be immunized for workers more exposed to the virus, such as the case of personal health, few ordered that all those over 18 have to realize yes or yes the injection.
The measure will be in force as of February, which is why it became the first state of the European Union (EU) to adopt such drastic actions to stop the outbreak of infections that hit the entire continent.
Portugal registered more than 3,700 coronavirus infections in the last day, its worst daily figure since July, the General Directorate of Health (DGS) reported today.
In total, since the start of the pandemic, more than 1.1 million people have been infected with coronavirus and at least 18,370 have died from the disease since the start of the pandemic, the agency said.
The DSG said today that 3,773 people were infected and 17 died of coronavirus in the last 24 hours and the authorities are on alert for the increase in those admitted to hospitals, more than 100 in intensive care, reported the DPA news agency .
Polish health workers reported 28,380 new infections registered in the last day, their highest number of daily cases since April 9, when the authorities confirmed 28,500 infections.
The infections reported today are 42.3% more than the previous day, when 19,943 were reported.
So far, 3,406,129 people have been infected with coronavirus in Poland by the pandemic, while 81,688 -460 more than the previous day – have died from the disease, the Health Ministry said, the Europa Press news agency reported.
The health authorities reported that 18,707 people remain hospitalized in Poland due to Covid-19, a number that increased by 3,300 during the last week, within the framework of a worsening of the situation in Europe.