The French health authorities announced on Monday that the number of people being treated for COVID-19 had risen by 156 in the last 24 hours, the highest daily increase since August 23, reaching a month-high of 6,865.
The number of patients infected with the disease and admitted to the ICU has increased by 40 to 1,141, the ninth continuous increase in the last ten days.
French President Emmanuel Macron will deliver a speech tomorrow focusing on the resurgence of coronavirus infections as well as his economic reform agenda, the government announced last week.
The country also recorded 55 new hospital deaths from the pandemic in the last 24 hours, the highest daily increase since October 5, bringing the total to 91,053.
Including the deaths recorded in nursing homes, the number of deaths due to COVID-19 in France is close to 118,000.
In Denmark, the government intends to re-impose the use of digital certificates – known in the country as “coronavirus passports” – which verify that the holder has been vaccinated or has been diagnosed with coronavirus, TV 2 reported today, citing sources .
The number of daily infections in the Nordic country is steadily rising, reaching more than 2,000 in the last few days from a low of 200 in mid-September.