Original title: (Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) Cases of Omi Kiron strain infection confirmed in Paris, France and other places
On the 2nd local time, cases of infection with the Omi Kiron strain of the new crown virus mutant were confirmed in many places including the Paris region of France. French Prime Minister Castay said that the epidemic situation is worrying.
France confirmed cases of Omi Kiron strain infection in multiple places on the 2nd. The first confirmed case announced by the French health department that day was found in the Seine-Marne province in the Paris Region. The confirmed infected patient was a 50-year-old man who had traveled to Nigeria and currently has no symptoms of infection. His wife has also been to Nigeria with him and has now been diagnosed with the new crown virus. Her sample is undergoing genetic sequencing to determine whether she is also infected with the Omi Keron strain. The couple were not vaccinated against the new crown.
The second confirmed case of Omi Keron strain was announced that day in the Haut-Rhin province of the Greater Eastern Region. The confirmed infected patient was a woman in her 40s who had traveled to South Africa and had symptoms of infection. She had previously received two doses of the new crown vaccine.
The third confirmed case announced on the 2nd was found in Vendée, Loire Region. The confirmed infected patient was a female who had traveled to South Africa. She currently has no symptoms of infection.
Up to now, France has confirmed 4 cases of Omi Keron strain infection, of which 3 cases of infection confirmed on the 2nd were found in France. The chairman of the French scientific committee for the official response to the epidemic, Del Frassie, said that the Omi Keron strain is a mutant strain that people are worried about and needs further research.
French Prime Minister Castel went to Angoulême, a city in western France, to inspect local health institutions on the 2nd. He said that the current epidemic situation is worrying, and the current fifth wave of epidemics is more violent than this year’s fourth wave. Castel said that French officials will hold an epidemic response meeting on the 6th to determine whether more response measures will be taken.
According to official French data, there were 48,416 newly confirmed cases in a single day in France on the 2nd, and a total of 7773530 confirmed cases. The cumulative number of deaths in France is now 119,330, with 103 new deaths. The number of hospitalized patients with the new crown in France is now 10790; the number of severely ill patients is now 1934. (Reporter Li Yang)