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Covid-19 cases have exceeded 90,000 in France, for the first time since the pandemic began in March 2020, according to figures released by the Ministry of Health.
In the last 24 hours, 91,608 new cases were recorded, a record number. The average for the seven days is 61,274. The previous absolute record was 86,852 cases and was recorded in early November 2020, at the peak of the second epidemic wave.
The government and the Scientific Council estimate that by the end of December the cases will exceed 100,000 per day, due to the spread of the Omicron variant.
Today 16,060 people are hospitalized, of which 3,208 in the intensive care unit. The death toll from the beginning of the pandemic reached 122,295.
78.1% of the French population (52,686,872 people) have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 76.5% are fully vaccinated. The boosting dose has been done by 21,742,825 people.