COVID-19: is it already the peak of the 8th wave?

COVID-19: is it already the peak of the 8th wave?
While the numbers of new Covid cases are down, the situation is still tense at the hospital. ©Adobe stock

New Covid cases seem to be stabilizing despite hospitalizations still on the rise. Have we reached the peak of the eighth wave? We come back to the latest figures.

A slight decrease

As of October 19, 63,031 new positive cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the past 24 hours. This corresponds to a seven-day drop of 7.2%s. The Covidtracker site highlights a zero to 0% growth rate at the national level. A first since September 6.

“The Invisibles of the Eighth Wave”

On October 17, Public Health France cited more than 1,000 critical care patients. “Each wave has its face and those who are hospitalized in critical care at the moment, a thousand in France (…) they are mainly fragile peopleold age and immunocompromised people, whom I call eighth wave invisibles», notes in 20 minutes Dennis Malvy. He is the infectious disease specialist at the Bordeaux University Hospital.

The Covid continues to claim victims

In Île-de-France, Public Health France, reports 22 dead in 24 hours according to data communicated on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. At the national level, the Agency counts 364 deaths over a week. A number in numbers 19.7% increase. A total of 156,187 French people died from Covid.

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