6:57 am: In the Dominican Republic, “Covid” zones in hotels so as not to stop tourism
Isolated areas guarded by security guards: hotels in the Dominican Republic have transformed part of their facilities for their Covid-19 positive customers, and protect a tourist industry vital to the economy and recovering from the shock of the pandemic.
The country, with its paradisiacal beaches and hotel complexes, the destination of millions of people and cruise ships around the world, is one of the few countries to have kept its borders open since the start of the pandemic.
6:50 am: The mobilization of anti-pass and anti-tax systems in a very clear rebound on Saturday
The demonstrations of the anti-sanitary pass and “anti-tax” experienced a very clear rebound on Saturday, with 105,200 participants throughout France according to the Ministry of the Interior, four times more than during the previous mobilization of December 18. More information in our article.
6:47 am: The pressure remains strong on hospitals
The pressure remained strong on hospital services on Saturday. According to figures from Public Health France, there were exactly 3,821 patients treated for the most severe forms of the disease in intensive care units, which received 243 patients in 24 hours. In total, 21,721 people were hospitalized with a diagnosis of Covid-19, with 1,485 new hospitalizations in 24 hours. As of Friday, hospitals had 21,605 patients and on January 1, 18,811.
The total number of admissions over seven days, which smooths out the daily lags, confirms the continued rise in key indicators. For hospitalizations, it stood at 11,536 admissions in one week (against 11,053 the day before and 10,537 Thursday). Same scenario for critical care admissions, with 1,995 patients admitted in one week (1,942 Friday and 1,934 Thursday).
The disease has killed 125,349 people since the start of the epidemic in the spring of 2020. Of which 98,209 have died in hospital, with 143 new deaths in 24 hours on Saturday.
6:46 am: The rate of contamination does not weaken
303,669 new cases of Covid-19 were detected on Saturday. The seven-day average is increasing, with more than 270,000 daily cases, against about 267,000 the day before, and 204,000 Thursday.
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