The real Covid-19 death toll on a global scale is hard to count so much the disease has devastated all the countries in the world since 2020. But as of Friday July 8, 2022, Santé Publique France announced the threshold of 150,000 deaths on the French territory has been exceeded, a terrible and symbolic threshold, as a new wave is hitting France.
As the number of coronavirus deaths was stable for a few months, the arrival of the BA.5 variant in Europe caused a strong rise in reinfections, according to Santé Publique France. In 24 hours, 74 new deaths have been reported in hospitals. The health agency highly recommends health measures to be complied with, such as wearing a facemask in public transit during the summer.
There are not a lot of French who have never been sick since the beginning of the epidemic which explains the rise in reinfections, circa 12% over the past couple of weeks. Since the Omicron variant broke out, these cases have been rising, whilst before, only 4.1% of Covid-19 cases were caused by it.
Coronavirus in France as of Friday 23 September 2022: +33 Covid deaths, and +37,524 severe cases
Here are the latest data as for the Covid-19 epidemic in France. According to Santé Publique France’s latest data, France reports +33 more deaths in 24h. This Friday 23 September 2022, the death toll includes +33 hospital deaths and 0 in nursing homes. +37,524 new cases have been reported in 24h. [Read more]