“Catastrophic situation” in Guadeloupe, return of the Covid to Wuhan, vaccination passport to New York … Update on the pandemic

Faced with an epidemic resumption in Corsica, caused by the delta variant, the Regional Health Agency launched the white plan on the island. In New York, the town hall will set up the vaccination passport to access certain places. Most of the news on the Covid this Tuesday.

In France, the number of patients hospitalized with the Covid – 16 continues to climb , including in intensive care units, facing an outbreak of the delta variant, according to figures released on Tuesday by Public Health France. Critical care units, which receive the most severe cases, have 1 223 patients (including 134 admissions in 24 hours) against 1 223 sick Monday and 974 A week ago. This indicator fell below the threshold of 1 on July 7, before starting a slow ascent and returning above 1 000 last week. The number of Covid patients in the hospital is now 7 837, that is 134 more than Monday and 830 more than a week ago.

Guadeloupe, facing a “catastrophic situation” in terms of the Covid epidemic, is about to be re-defined for a period of at least three weeks from Wednesday to 20 hours, announced Monday the prefect Alexandre Rochatte. The West Indian island follows Martinique , confined since Friday evening for three weeks as well.

In Corsica, the Regional Health Agency (ARS) this Tuesday afternoon triggered the white plan in hospitals in order to fight against the fourth wave of Covid. Corsica has the highest incidence rate in France after Martinique, with 331 case for 100 000 inhabitants, according to the ARS. This rate rises to 830 for 111 000 inhabitants by focusing only on Haute-Corse.

While this for over a year since the Covid – 16 had disappeared from the streets of Wuhan, a resurgence of the epidemic is observed there . The Chinese city where the epidemic first appeared 2019 is in turn affected by a limited outbreak and will screen all its inhabitants. Three new cases of Covid – 16 were confirmed on Monday in the metropolis of 000 millions of souls, caught up by an outbreak of the delta strain that appeared last month in the east of the country. The previous cases recorded in the city went back to May 2020.

In Morocco, a curfew extended entered into force on Tuesday, as well as travel restrictions to and from Agadir, Casablanca and Marrakech, with the aim of stemming the outbreak of coronavirus contaminations.

Half of the EU population fully vaccinated If the epidemic is regaining ground, vaccination also: the half of the population of the European Union is now fully vaccinated against the Covid – 19, according to a count made by AFP on Tuesday at midday. In total, this represents , 8 million people who received two doses, a single dose after recovery or a single dose vaccine.

Faced with the virulence of the delta variant, several countries are already considering the following move and have adopted the principle of a third dose following the example of Germany , which set the deadline for September for the elderly, vulnerable populations but also for people who have received injections of a vaccine other than messenger RNA (Pfizer or Moderna). Sweden is considering a third dose on the horizon 2022 . A recall could even be offered this autumn to the most fragile people in Sweden. The final decision, however, has not yet been made. In France, the exact scope of people who will be offered a vaccine booster against Covid – 16 at the start of the school year should be the subject of arbitration “next week” , the Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday.

The heading of 65% of vaccinated adults crossed in the United States The United States has crossed the bar of 65% of adults who received at least one dose of anti-Covid vaccine, near a month after President Biden’s target date, when hospitalizations are reaching levels comparable to last summer’s wave. 35, 7% of the total population are now fully vaccinated. Praising their “generosity”, the United States has also announced that it has distributed more than 111 millions of vaccines in the world, more donations than “all other countries combined” and “This is just the beginning” , according to a press release. At the same time, the country is hit by a new wave linked to the delta variant, hospitalizations thus reaching levels comparable to those of the peak of last summer.

Folks, we’ve officially reached our goal of 70% of adults receiving at least one dose of the vaccine. It’s incredible progress, but we still have further to go. If you haven’t already, get vaccinated. Let’s defeat this virus once and for all.

– President Biden (@POTUS) August 2, 2021 In this context, New York becomes the first American city to create a vaccination pass on the French model. Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday that proof of vaccination will be required to access inside restaurants, sports halls and shows. “If you are vaccinated , you have the key, you can open the door. But if you are not vaccinated, unfortunately, you will not be able to participate in many activities ”, he explained during a press briefing. He specified that the device, called “Key to NYC pass”, would be launched on 13 August, but that the first checks to strengthen it would take place from 13 September. In New York, a city of more than 8 million inhabitants, 70, 8% of adults have received at least one dose of vaccine, according to figures from the town hall.

For its part, the French group Sanofi is advancing its pawns and announced this Tuesday the purchase for 3.2 billion dollars of the American Translate Bio , specialist in messenger RNA, a innovative technology which has experienced a sharp acceleration with the Covid crisis – 16 and in which the pharmaceutical giant wants to accelerate its development.