Original title: France newly diagnosed more than 20,000 in a single day, officially confirmed to enter the fifth wave of epidemic
China News Agency, Paris, November 17 (Reporter Li Yang) On the 17th local time, more than 20,000 new cases of new coronary pneumonia in France were confirmed in a single day, and the total number of confirmed cases reached 7.33 million. French officials confirmed on the same day that France has entered the fifth wave of epidemics.
According to official French data, there were 20,294 new confirmed cases in a single day in France on the 17th, a new high since the end of August; a total of 7,330,958 confirmed cases were confirmed. The cumulative number of deaths in France is now 118,321, with 50 new deaths. The number of inpatients and severely ill patients in France is still increasing. Among them, the number of inpatients is now 7,663 and the number of severely ill patients is 1,300.
French government spokesman Attar held a press conference on the same day to report the situation of the epidemic on behalf of the government, confirming that France has entered the fifth wave of epidemics, the epidemic situation is rebounding everywhere, and the new crown virus is continuing to spread. But he also said that the authorities are ready for the arrival of the fifth wave of the epidemic.
Attar said that the authorities already have a variety of new epidemic prevention methods to control the epidemic, especially the new crown vaccine and health passes. The French Ministry of Health stated that it is still difficult to judge the scale of the epidemic. Preliminary reports indicate that by January next year, there may be a risk that more than 1,000 people will be hospitalized every day.
The chairman of the French scientific committee for the official response to the epidemic, Del Frasi, said on the 17th that the fifth wave of the epidemic may be traced back to mid-October this year. He warned that the fifth wave of the epidemic is worsening and that the next few weeks will see a rebound of the epidemic.
Delfrasi believes that this wave of epidemics is driven by factors similar to those of last autumn and winter, that is, people are in a more closed environment, making the virus easier to spread. He also said that although there are vaccines, the medical community does not fully understand the delta mutant strain. He emphasized that in response to the fifth wave of the epidemic, eligible people should receive the third dose of vaccine, and preventive measures such as maintaining social distancing should be strictly followed.
Official French data show that 51.6 million people in France have received at least one dose of the vaccine, accounting for 76.5% of the French population; 50.53 million people have completed two doses, accounting for 74.9% of the French population. (over)