PCR tests are popular again.

As the holidays approach and against the backdrop of the seventh wave of Covid-19, more than 3 million PCR and antigenic tests were validated between June 27 and July 3, indicates the statistics department of the Ministry of Health (Drees ).

"A sharp increase", since the previous week had seen 2.1 million tests passed.

Falling to just over a million at the end of May, the number of tests has continued to rise since then, a little more markedly each week.

If the number of tests is on the rise “for all age groups” (+41%), it is even more marked among 16-25 year olds (+58%).

This increase in tests follows the strong rebound in the epidemic at the start of the summer, driven by sub-variants of Omicron.

More than 154,600 new cases were recorded Wednesday evening by Public Health France, 45% more than a week earlier and at the highest level since the end of April.

“The epidemic is starting again.

So I call on everyone to be vigilant.

(…) When you are in closed spaces, where there are a lot of people, you have to wear a mask, especially in transport”, but “we do not intend to have a national measure of obligation “because” the French today know the right gestures “, declared Wednesday evening the Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne on TF1.


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  • Health

  • Covid-19

  • Coronavirus

  • Variant Omicron

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  • Summer holidays