France has registered a new record number of positives reported in the last 24 hours, 464,769 infections, a figure that reflects the carry-over of the numbers not reported over the weekend, authorities said. The increase is five times higher than this past Monday, when not even 100,000 infections were reported.
The new peak in reported infections comes a day after just over 100,000 positives, almost a third of those recorded, on average, in the last week. This figure is known at a time when the French government assures that the evolution of the pandemic is reaching its peak and is betting on a fall in the coming weeks.
In the last 24 hours, 373 victims were recorded, bringing the total number of victims since the beginning of the pandemic to 127,638. The situation in hospitals remains tense, with almost 26,000 patients admitted, some 4,000 in intensive care.
Last week it reached 350,000 infections per day.
Coronavirus infections in France are worryingly increasing week after week. Last week, on Tuesday, January 11, the French Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, indicated that France had broken another absolute record in a single day, with 368,149 positives in 24 hours. Since the beginning of the crisis, we have never seen such figures,” confessed the Minister of Health.
However, it seems that the number of infections continues to increase day after day despite the sanitary measures imposed by Macron. However, experts believe that the tsunami of contagions will gradually stabilize in the coming weeks.
Call for the resignation of the Minister of Education
Jean-Michel Blanquer, French Minister of Education, is on the ropes after it was revealed that he managed the protocols of the ”rentrée” -back to school- from Ibiza (Spain), where he spent the New Year vacations.
This fact has unleashed a political storm against Blanquer, who is being increasingly criticized for his management of the irruption of omicron in schools. As a result, he is being showered with calls for his resignation from the opposition and from the teachers’ unions.