Europe 1 with AFP 9:22 p.m., July 5, 2022, modified at 9:23 p.m., July 5, 2022

More than 206,000 cases in the last 24 hours.

This is the number of Covid-19 contaminations on Tuesday evening, according to data from Public Health France.

Earlier in the day, the Minister of Health François Braun had already announced that the number of contaminations "should slightly exceed 200,000".

The number of Covid-19 contaminations has risen to more than 206,000 over the past 24 hours, according to data from Public Health France published Tuesday evening.

A little earlier in the day, the new Minister of Health François Braun had already announced during a hearing at the National Assembly that the number of contaminations “should slightly exceed 200,000” over the last 24 hours.

The precise figure published by the health authorities reports 206,554 cases.

A wave "below the January peak"

The seventh epidemic wave "has been increasing in recent days" and "we have recorded around 120,000 cases (per day) on average this past week, with a number of cases which should slightly exceed 200,000 this evening", declared François Braun at the start of a discussion on the "health monitoring and safety" bill.

Faced with a virus that "circulates more and faster, we must protect the population and ensure the impact of this recovery on the health system", pleaded the minister before the Law Commission, the day after his appointment in the Borne government. II.

Noting the increase in admissions to conventional hospital wards and, to a lesser extent, to critical care, this emergency doctor stressed that it had so far been "far below the January peak" and without comparison with previous waves, "on an even greater scale".

“However, we are extremely attentive to the evolution of the situation in the context that we know about the hospital”, continued François Braun.

And "contrary to what some claim, the government's strategy is clear" in the face of this wave, he claimed, calling for "finding all the right reflexes".


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Recommended wearing of a mask "in crowded places"

In addition to the recommended wearing of the mask "in crowded places, such as here for example, public transport, transport for holidays", the minister, masked, encouraged the second vaccination reminder for the most fragile.

"Vaccination against serious forms saves lives", insisted François Braun, saying that he, as "an emergency doctor, has seen far too many avoidable deaths".

After a recent rebound, “nearly three million people have received a second dose,” which is “better, but still not enough,” he said.

"If we get out of the exceptional crisis regimes, we are not getting out of the Covid epidemic and there is a need to maintain certain tools", objects of the two "very targeted" articles of the bill, defended the minister .

This text is “not a draft state of emergency” and “includes minimum, but necessary measures allowing us after July 31 to monitor the epidemic to protect the French”, he insisted.