"We can switch at any time," warned the Scientific Council, as the Covid-19 continues to spread in France. The latest report from the Directorate General of Health reported Tuesday evening 30,296 dead, two more people than the day before. As for resuscitations, the figures are still on the rise for the second consecutive day: four new admissions in 24 hours. Worldwide, the milestone of 700,000 dead is about to be crossed. Follow the evolution of the situation live.
The main information to remember
- The latest report shows 30,296 dead in France, with a new increase in resuscitations
- Cultural gatherings of more than 5,000 people authorized from August 15 by the prefects
- 1,300 dead in 24 hours in the United States
- The milestone of 700,000 dead about to be crossed
The virus continues to circulate in France
The indicators may raise fears of a resurgence of the coronavirus epidemic in France. The latest report from the Directorate General of Health reports 30,296 people who died from Covid-19. That is only two more than the day before, a low figure due to statistical corrections in social and medico-social establishments. Resuscitations, however, are on the rise for the second consecutive day: +4 admissions in 24 hours.
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"We can switch at any time," warns the Scientific Council, which insists on the importance of barrier gestures. In the cities of Toulouse, Nice and Lille, the mask has become mandatory in certain outdoor spaces. Anne Hidalgo would like to do the same in Paris. The mayor of the capital asked the prefect of police to make it compulsory to wear a mask in several areas, including the "quays of the Seine, open-air markets and possibly around stations".
Cultural events re-authorized
A sector affected by the crisis which could take on some colors: cultural gatherings (shows, concerts, etc.) of more than 5,000 people may be authorized, as of August 15, by the prefects while respecting "certain sanitary conditions", indicated the Minister. Ministry of Culture in a press release. The separation of a seat between two people or groups of people is required as well as the wearing of a mask. As of September 1, 2020, shows, festivals, concerts, as well as fairs and exhibitions, may be held, without gauge or prefectural authorization.
The Prime Minister, Jean Castex, will be at the bedside today of wine growers in the Cher, another economic sector hard hit by the post-coronavirus economic crisis.
More than 1,300 dead in 24 hours in the United States
The United States has recorded 1,302 new Covid-19-related deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the benchmark Johns Hopkins University count Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. (12:30 a.m. GMT Wednesday). This brings the total number of deaths in the country to more than 156,000 since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic, which appeared in China in December.
The United States also noted 53,847 new cases of infection in one day, for an official total toll of 4.77 million. The country is by far the most affected in the world by the pandemic, but President Donald Trump once again adopted a decidedly optimistic tone on Tuesday. "Some indicators show that our relentless efforts to contain the virus are actually working very well, especially to protect the most vulnerable," he said at a White House press conference on the health crisis.
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A note of hope also in the vaccine race: US biotech company Novavax, which received $ 1.6 billion from Washington to develop a vaccine against the new coronavirus, announced that its experimental vaccine had produced high levels of antibodies in a few dozen volunteers.
Nearly 700,000 dead worldwide
The milestone of 700,000 deaths from Covid-19 worldwide is about to be crossed, while the threat of an uncontrolled resumption of the epidemic looms. In Europe, the virus has killed more than 211,000 people according to an AFP report on Tuesday, out of a total of 694,805 dead worldwide since the WHO office in China reported the onset of the disease end December.
The United States remains at the top of the sad ranking of the countries most affected both in number of deaths and cases, with 155,471 deaths for more than 4.7 million recorded cases, according to the count of Johns Hopkins University.
They are followed by Brazil with around 95,000 dead, Mexico (over 48,000), the United Kingdom (over 46,000) and India (almost 39,000).