How far will the Covid-19 contamination curve will rise? This Wednesday December 29, 2021, Olivier Véran announced 208,000 new infections have been reported in 24 hours in France. "Every second, in our country, over two french are diagnosed positive to Covid. We've never seen such a situation", he added at the Law Commission at the National Assembly.
"We're facing two ennemies. First, the Delta variant that hasn't said its last word. We must fight it as effectively as possible. Then, we have Omicron. I would rather speak of a tidal wave", the French Health Minister said this Wednesday considering with such data, "10% of the French population is contact case".
For the record, when opening the December 27's press brief, Health Minister Olivier Véran considered 250,000 new cases per day in France were to be expected by the beginning of January 2022. A data unfortunately soon reached.
This December 29, Olivier Véran also intended to warn: "I tell anyone watching us and not vaccines: there are very few chances for you to escape the worst".
What about the hospital situation in France? The Health Minister considers it is "preoccupying because of the Delta wave".
"Île-de-France hospitals have processed to a massive cancelation of admission for many patients. 70% of patients in ICU in Paris hospitals are not vaccinated. And out of those vaccinated, 80% of them originally are immunocompromised", he said this Wednesday afternoon.