Omicron Rage… France surpasses 100,000 new cases for the first time


With the rapid spread of the COVID-19 mutant omicron, the number of new confirmed cases per day in each country is being broken, and in France, the number of confirmed cases per day has exceeded 100,000 for the first time.

The French Ministry of Health announced on the 25th (local time) that the number of people infected with Corona 19 in the last 24 hours recorded 104,611, a new high for the third day in a row.

The number of confirmed cases increased by more than 10,000 from the previous day’s 94,124.

On the 23rd, the number of confirmed cases per day was 91,608.

French Health Minister Olivier Verand feared that the number of new cases per day could soon reach 100,000 on the 22nd, but it became a reality in just two days.

Reuters reported that “the omicron mutation spread rapidly in France, breaking the 100,000 record for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic.”

The number of daily confirmed cases in France exceeded 50,000 on the 4th, and as Omicron spread rapidly, it doubled in three weeks.

With this, the total number of confirmed cases in France reached 9,88,371, making it the 7th country in the world to exceed the cumulative number of confirmed cases of 9 million.

The cumulative death toll so far is 122,546.

The vaccination rate in France is 76.5%.

President Emmanuel Macron is scheduled to chair a related meeting tomorrow at the Elysee Palace and discuss additional quarantine measures.

Earlier the same day, French authorities recommended that adults receive a booster dose three months after the first vaccination.

The French government is pushing for a plan to introduce a ‘vaccine pass’, which is used by the public at cafes and restaurants, for those who receive booster shots.

Due to the rapid increase in the number of confirmed cases, some areas are already taking their own safety measures.

At the end of last month, the Savoy region made it compulsory to wear a mask again.

Wearing a mask is compulsory in public places, both indoors and outdoors.

Paris canceled the traditional fireworks display on the Champs-Elysees on New Year’s Eve, the 31st, in accordance with the spread of Omicron mutation and the government’s strengthened quarantine policy.

In other countries, the number of confirmed cases is breaking every day due to the spread of Omicron.

In Australia, New South Wales, the most densely populated state, recorded 6,394 new cases.

In the UK and Italy, the number of confirmed cases has recently increased significantly, breaking new records, raising concerns.

In the United States, as of yesterday, the daily average number of confirmed cases was 197,358, and the number is expected to exceed 200,000.

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