The impact of the fourth wave of the Covid-19 epidemic continues to weigh on hospitalizations in France, including intensive care services, according to data from Public Health France released on Saturday. In the last seven days there have been 5,298 new hospitalizations, compared to 4,574 in the previous week.
Covid, still growing infections in Russia
On Saturday, Russian authorities reported 819 deaths related to Covid-19 in 24 hours, a record for the third consecutive day due to the Delta variant and a slow vaccination campaign.
Covid, even more restrictions in Sydney
The restrictions will be tightened in Sydney, which is entering its eighth week of containment, Australian authorities said Saturday, saying it was “the most worrying day since the start of the pandemic.” Containment measures were also extended to the entire state of New South Wales for the first time this year, for at least seven days.
Covid: over 6,000 deaths in Uruguay but intense vaccination
There are over 6,000 coronavirus deaths in Uruguay. This was reported by the civil protection of the Latin American country, which today registered 127 new infections. As for the vaccine, only 216,476 people received the first dose but 2,398,663 people are fully immunized. The third dose was injected into 2,563 people. In Uruguay, Sinovia, Astrazeneca and Pfizer vaccines are administered.
In Guatemala, state of emergency for Covid
Guatemala President Alejandro Giammattei has declared a state of emergency for 30 days, with a night curfew from Sunday to cope with the increase in Covid-19 cases. This country of 17 million people has registered up to 4,000 new infections a day, with 407,564 cases and over 11,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Covid, new restrictions in Iran
Iran has announced new restrictions in an effort to stem the outbreak as the country has a record number of infections and deaths. The country most affected by the pandemic in the Near and Middle East, Iran has seen a sharp increase in infections since June, with authorities citing a “fifth wave” caused by the Delta variant.