LIVE Covid-19: 17% of positive tests in Ile-de-France, a level “never reached”
In Ile-de-France, 17% of people tested for Covid are positive, "a figure that we had never reached", underlined on RMC / BFMTV the director of the Regional Health Agency (ARS) Aurélien Rousseau. Almost 42% of intensive care beds are occupied by Covid patients in the region. "We are in a second strong wave", warns the Prime Minister on Monday
The pandemic continues to spread around the world. More than 37 million people have been infected with the coronavirus and more than a million have died since the end of December. After the United States, the most bereaved country in the world with more than 200,000 dead, follow Brazil (150,488), India (108,334), Mexico (83,507) and the United Kingdom (42,679).
In France, two other large cities, Toulouse and Montpellier, will be added Tuesday to the list of cities on “maximum alert” in the face of the pandemic, the authorities announced.