France Passes the Border of 100,000 Corona Deaths
France has passed the mark of 100,000 corona deaths. Only in seven other countries have more deaths been recorded than in France.
In the past thirty days, France registered some 9,000 new deaths. The second lockdown, which ended in late November, involved approximately 16,000 corona deaths per month. At the peak of the first wave in April 2020, 21,000 deaths were recorded.
Thanks to the corona vaccines, the number of deaths among the elderly, who are the first to receive an injection, has decreased significantly. In mid-November, more than 1,500 elderly people died every week, up to 800 in early January and only 48 last week.
Critics say the vaccination campaign in France is going too slow. In the country with 67 million inhabitants, 15.8 million injections have been taken. There are currently more than 4900 corona patients in intensive care units of the hospitals. That’s the highest number since the first wave in the spring of 2020.
More than three million corona-related deaths have been reported worldwide. One-third of this comes from Europe. Within Europe, only the United Kingdom and Italy have more deaths than France. In all countries, these are cases known to the authorities. Actual numbers may be higher.