The eighth wave of Covid-19 in France is gaining intensity

France has entered an eighth wave of the Covid-19 virus, as the winter season approaches, a top French health official has warned.

“Yes, we are in this eighth wave”, said Brigitte Autran, who is a member of the strategic board of vaccination of the government.

“All indicators are on the upside,” added Autran.

The figures of Covid-19 from France released on Monday showed the seven-day rolling average of new daily cases had reached, with the last reported figure of 45,631, its highest level since August 2.

The general figures for hospitalization for the virus in France, at 15,166, and the number of patients with the disease in hospital intensive care units (ICUs), at 843, were also at their highest level since late August.

The number of deaths from Covid-19 in France currently exceeds 151 thousand 500, according to the World Health Organization. (rts)

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