The eighth wave of Covid-19 is swelling. The number of new contaminations continues to increase. The situation is also tense at the hospital. What are the exact numbers? Is it worse than the previous wave?
21% increase in one week
The eighth wave continues its way in France with 92,739 new cases in 24 hours on October 3 and nearly 90,000 on October 4. A figure up 21% compared to the previous week. “We are really here in a rising wave”, said Brigitte Autran, to France info. She is president of the Monitoring and Anticipation Committee sanitary risks.
Tense situation in the hospital
15,000 Covid patients are hospitalized October 4. Every day, French hospitals receive around 800 positive patients, on average over seven days. This figure is in 49% increase compared to last week according to data from Public Health France.
The Covid continues to kill
Public Health France reports on average 37 deaths per day due to Covid-19 in the hospital. The virus has been responsible for more than 155,0000 deaths since the start of the epidemic in France.
The peak of the eighth wave is not reached
The peaks of previous waves of Covid have been very significant. That of the 6e vague, reached end of March/early April, identified 219,000 new cases in 24 hours on March 31. That of the 7e wave counted more than 200,000 new cases in 24 hours on July 5. Decreasing peaks. In January 2022, the epidemic peak peaked at 501,635 new cases in 24 hours January 25.
Source: Evolution of the number of positive cases since November 2020, Public Health France.