Thursday, May 19

Live. Covid-19: rather than a peak, a high plateau of contamination is emerging

6:49 am: “Assassin”, “rotten” … Jean Castex taken to task by antivax in Grenoble

The Prime Minister, Jean Castex, was taken to task this Saturday in Grenoble by a dozen antivax demonstrators, tells Le Dauphiné released. “Castex in prison”, “Assassin”, “Shame of France”, “rotten”… Insults rang out as the Prime Minister came to meet residents of the priority neighborhoods of the Essarts city policy (QPV) and from La Villeneuve to Echirolles.

6:47 am: A plateau of contamination seems to be taking shape in France

For the fourth day, the number of new cases was down on Saturday: 332,398 additional cases were recorded, 14% less than a week ago. This therefore confirms that the number of cases is registering a plateau, if not a peak, even if it remains at levels never seen before the arrival at the end of 2021 of the particularly contagious Omicron variant.

The incidence rate fell in Ile-de-France and Corsica, but it accelerated again in certain departments from mid-January. This worries the authorities. “We almost had a narrow peak, that was not the case, explains the Ministry of Health to the JDD. In recent days, we believe we have seen the beginnings of a second peak, but we remain cautious. »

31 282

Trends in hospitalizations, crucial for the management of the epidemic, remain stable. There are currently 31,282 patients hospitalized for Covid-19 (+11 in 24 hours). Among them, 3634 (-22) are treated in critical care services, which receive the hardest hit.

6:45 a.m .: Hello everyone and welcome to this live broadcast devoted to the news of the Covid-19 pandemic in France and around the world.

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