In the midst of the 5th wave, the Omicron variant is establishing itself in France. The number of detected cases of infections with this new variant now amounts to nine in France, according to the latest updated report from the French public health agency.
The Directorate General of Health (DGS) indicates this Friday morning that nine cases of the new Omicron variant have been detected in France. These nine cases were detected in Réunion and in five regions of the metropolis.
After Reunion, the first three cases detected in metropolitan France were announced on Thursday, in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, in Ile-de-France, in the Pays de la Loire and the Grand Est region, each time with travelers returning from Africa.
A health defense council scheduled for Monday
A health defense council will be held on Monday “to see whether it is necessary to take additional measures,” Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Thursday.
This fifth wave of the pandemic is “particularly strong” and the situation is worrying, “he added, citing figures on the rise, including a” 60% increase in cases observed in one week “.
Thursday, December 2, 48,416 cases were identified, a daily average over 7 days of 36,700, against less than 6,000 a month earlier. An increase which is reflected in the hospital where 10,790 Covid patients are currently hospitalized in France, including 1,934 in critical care services, against around 6,600 and 1,000 a month earlier.