“The situation is getting worse”: France recorded the highest daily increase in COVID infections since April

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The country has one of the highest vaccination rates in Europe.

In France on Tuesday, November 30, about 47 thousand new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, which is the highest daily increase in infections in the country since April 20.

About this with reference to the French Minister of Health Olivier Verana reports CNN.

It is noted that for the first time since April, more than 43 thousand infected people have been registered among the French per day. So, on April 20, 43 698 cases of infection were recorded in the country. “The situation is getting worse,” Veran said.

The publication notes that the fifth wave of the pandemic hit France hard, despite the fact that the country has one of the highest vaccination rates in Europe. According to the government, at least 75.4% of the total population is fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, cases of infection with the new COVID-19 strain “Omicron” were found in eleven countries of the European Union and the European Economic Area, in particular in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.

November 26 World Health Organization qualified a new strain of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus , which has received the name “Omicron”, as causing concern. This variant was first discovered on November 9 in South Africa.

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