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10 million doses of vaccine have been injected in France

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                According to the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, more than 10 million doses of vaccines have been administered in France.  At the same time, the third wave of the epidemic continues to progress.  The number of patients with Covid-19 in intensive care increased further on Friday. 

                                    <p>It is a symbolic milestone that has just been crossed.  France has exceeded the 10 million people vaccinated mark with nearly 400,000 injections of the Covid-19 vaccine administered on Friday March 26, the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, announced on Twitter.

“With nearly 400,000 injections (including 140,000 AstraZeneca) made this Friday, France passes the 10 million mark. And 7.5 million French people vulnerable to Covid have received at least a first dose,” said Olivier Véran in a tweet.

According to figures from the Directorate General of Health, 7,519,740 people received a first dose of vaccine, ie 11.2% of the total population and 14.3% of the adult population. The number of people who received two doses is 2,653,261.

“Race against time”

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The number of patients with Covid-19 in intensive care continued to increase on Friday, and is approaching a little closer to the peak of the second wave in the fall, according to data from Public Health France (SpF).

The number of patients in intensive care has been rising steadily since the lowest recorded on January 7 (2,573 patients). They were 4,766 Friday in sheaves, against 4,709 the day before. The highest number of the second wave dates from November 16, with 4,903 patients treated in these services which welcome the most serious cases, on that date.

“A race against time is underway”, announced Matignon in a press release, after a meeting between Prime Minister Jean Castex and the prefects and health officials of the nineteen departments affected by the new restrictions.

The Minister of Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer, has also announced that in these same territories, a single case of Covid in a class would now result in its closure.

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With Reuters and AFP

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