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Top 332,000 cases in France to set daily infection records – latest updates

Covid-19 infected more than 298 million people worldwide and killed more than 5.4 million people. Here are some of the latest developments related to coronavirus:

About 5 million people in France have not yet been vaccinated, and 20% of them are considered to be at high risk of Covid. (Reuters)

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Daily Covid cases in France set new records

According to the latest official statistics, France has set a record for new Covid cases with more than 332,000 additional infections in 24 hours.

This is the first time that the French case has surpassed 300,000, breaking the previous record established on Tuesday and recording 271,686 new Covid cases.

During the same period, an additional 2,483 people were hospitalized on Wednesday, of which 396 were hospitalized in the intensive care unit.

Omicron blocks Grammy Awards and Sundance Film Festival

The Grammy Awards and the famous Sundance Film Festival were the victims of Omicron’s relentless march as the proliferation of variants accelerated in Europe.

Citing the “uncertainty” surrounding the new coronavirus variant, the Recording Academy postponed the music award indefinitely, but Sundance organizers said the festival said when infections reached new highs. Said to virtualize.

Argentina sets new daily record for Covid cases

Argentina has recorded 95,159 infections in the last 24 hours, with the highest total number of cases per day for Covid-19.

The country also reported 52 deaths during this period, according to health ministry data.

Argentina is in the midst of a third wave of Covid-19 infection and has set many coronavirus records in recent weeks.

Brazil approves vaccine for children 5-11 years

In the most populous country in South America, the number of cases has skyrocketed due to holiday gatherings and the arrival of Omicron variants, so Brazilian health officials have approved the Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 years. increase.

The final green light by the Brazilian Ministry of Health comes three weeks after Amvisa, the country’s independent drug regulator, declares a child-sized dose of Pfizer-BioNTech safe and effective.

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