What has the Health director general announced? The day following Health Minister Olivier Véran’s address estimating that France passed the peak of the epidemic, this Tuesday November 17, 2020, Jérôme Salomon’s speech comes with good news.
Coronavirus in France: “Our efforts begin to pay off” Jérôme Salomon says
Is France gaining control over the coronavirus epidemic again? France’s Health director general Jérôme Salomon says so during his press brief held on Tuesday November 17, 2020: “our efforts begin to pay off”.
Although France exceeds the 2-million coronavirus case mark since the epidemic broke out, the Health director general assesses the encouraging situation. He says positive tests peaked on November 2, 2020 recording about 70,000 cases in 24 hours.
For the first time, this epidemic assessment includes the results of antigenic tests: they enabled to detect 32,935 cases between November 2 and 8, 2020 when they have been issued. Jérôme Salomon also says that since March 2020, 26 million PCR tests have been carried out in France.
Yet, he warns against the effects of the epidemic on the French’s mental health.