It's a small rebound, but significant.

The fifth wave of the Sars-Cov-2 pandemic has been on the rise for several days, while the frequency of Covid reinfections has increased markedly since December and the emergence of Omicron, the French Public Health agency said on Friday. .

The number of Covid-19 cases remains high in France, both for contamination and for hospitalizations, according to figures from health authorities on Sunday.

A total of 22,251 patients were hospitalized with a diagnosis of Covid on Sunday, compared to 20,606 seven days before.

Among them, 1,539 patients are in critical care (+37 admissions in one day), against 1,486 the previous Sunday.

In total, the pandemic caused 142,506 deaths in France.

In addition, the number of new contaminations reached 102,266 cases, against 110,174 a week earlier.

The seven-day average, which is more statistically significant, is however up sharply to 138,325 cases against 127,488 a week earlier.

Finally, the positivity rate, which designates the proportion of positive cases out of the number of tests carried out, remains at 31.1%, a figure still close to the records observed since the start of the pandemic.


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