Omicron in Europe.  Most of the daily infections with the Corona virus since the beginning of the epidemic in several countries

Up to 208,099 cases of coronavirus were recorded in one day in France. This is the highest daily infection report in Europe since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The United Kingdom also recorded a record 183,057 infections. The same information was released on Wednesday from Spain, Italy, Portugal and Ireland. The omicron variant is increasingly responsible for the dramatic increase in infection.

French Health Minister Olivier Veran announced Wednesday afternoon that the infamous European record for infection will be set. After seven in the evening in the daily report issued by Paris, it was reported that 208,099 injuries were recorded in France in just 24 hours.

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Additional restrictions have been introduced in ParisPAP / EPA / IAN LANGSDON

On the evening of the same day, the French Metropolitan Police Directorate announced that it will be mandatory in Paris to wear face masks, starting from Friday, to confront the wave of infection in the omicron formula. This rule will apply to persons from the age of 11 “excluding persons inside motor vehicles, cyclists and other road users as well as persons engaged in recreational sports” – specified in the communication. The wearing of masks will also apply in Paris in places open to the public “except for the Parc de Boulogne and the Forest of Vincennes”.

In addition, there will be no access to Paris Charles de Gaulle, Le Bourget and Orly airports for accompanying passengers. “Regular and enhanced inspections will begin on Friday, especially in the capital’s busiest places,” the press release said.

The wearing of masks inside public buildings and on public transport is already mandatory across France. People who do not adhere to the rules will be fined 135 euros. The province also announced a ban on “all dance activities in public places”. Discos in Paris are closed from December 10 and will be closed for three weeks in January. It was also forbidden to drink alcohol outside the city. During New Year’s Eve, 9,000 people will watch the bases in Paris. Police and gendarmes.

France recorded more than 208,000 injuriesPAP / EPA / IAN LANGSDON

Nearly 50,000 more infections than the day before in Great Britain

Information on 183,057 SARS-CoV-2 infections has been received from the United Kingdom. That’s nearly 50,000 more infections than the day before. There were 138,831 infections reported on Tuesday, according to the UK Health Safety Agency (UKHSA) website. The number of COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization is also increasing. According to the latest available data, there are more than 8,200 patients, and 10 percent. They should use respirators.

The significant increase in the number of infections is due to the prevalence of the omicron variant. According to medical authorities, it is the currently dominant form of SARS-CoV-2 in the UK, causing 90 percent of new infections.

Nearly 50,000 more infections than the day before in Great BritainPAP / EPA / NEIL HALL

In Spain, more than 100,000 infections. Most of them since the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic

The Spanish medical service has confirmed 100,760 cases of coronavirus over the past year. By providing this information, the Ministry of Health indicated that this is a record number of daily infections.

The ministry added that the highest infection rate was recorded for every 100,000 citizens. This indicator exceeded 1500 cases.

According to estimates by the Spanish Ministry of Health, a total of 6,133,057 infections were confirmed in the country by Wednesday evening, and 89,331 infected people had died – including 78 patients in the past 24 hours.

Commentators note that despite the record number of new infections, relatively few patients with COVID-19 have been hospitalized in the past 24 hours – 559. In hospitals, 10,400 have been hospitalized due to COVID-19. People. Approximately 1.8 thousand of them are located in intensive care units.

Meanwhile, the Interregional Health Committee, made up of representatives from the autonomous regions and the Spanish Ministry of Health, agreed, on Wednesday afternoon, to reduce the quarantine of people infected with the Coronavirus. According to the document that was unanimously adopted, people infected with SARS-CoV-2 will now be required to self-quarantine for 7 days instead of isolation for 10 days.

In Spain, people enjoy the weather on the beachPAP / EPA / Kai Foersterling

Lombardy is the epicenter of the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy

The Italian Ministry of Health said, on Wednesday, that 98,000 people were confirmed to be infected with the Corona virus in the country last day. It is also the highest rate since the beginning of the epidemic. The previous record for infections was the previous day, when there were 78,000 infections. The resort also said on Wednesday that another 136 people infected with COVID-19 had died in Italy.

People walking in the center of RomePAP / EPA / FABIO FRUSTACI

In the past 24 hours, more than 1 million tests have been conducted in Italy, 9.5% of them. It was tested positive. More than 160 other patients were admitted to hospitals. There are 1,185 patients in intensive care and more than 10,500 patients in other departments.

The epicenter of the fourth wave of the epidemic, caused by a variant of the omicron coronavirus, is in the Lombardy region, where more than 32,000 infections have been reported since Tuesday.

Italy’s deputy health minister, Pierpaolo Celeri, said the micron was “spreading” but the government was “gradually reducing the quarantine of vaccinated people”. He referred to the emerging calls to shorten the current 7-day isolation period for people after contact with the infected.

In a television interview, he said, “With omicron we are heading towards the settlement, and therefore without panic.” According to him, “Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to become infected with oomicron in the coming weeks.”

Corona virus in Portugal. The infection spreads in Lisbon and Porto

In Portugal, more than 26,000 people have contracted coronavirus in the past 24 hours. This is the highest daily tally since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lisbon Ministry of Health announced, on Wednesday. The day before, 17,000 infections were recorded.

According to Health Minister Marta Temedo, such a large number of SARS-CoV-2 infections is caused by the Omicron variant, which is already prevalent among patients in Portugal. The resort headed by Temedo estimates that the vast majority of coronavirus infections are related to communities in Lisbon and Porto. Portuguese medical services expect the number of daily coronavirus infections in the country to exceed 30,000 in early January.

Waiting list for the test in LisbonPAP / EPA / MIGUEL A. LOPES

The Ministry of Health announced, on Wednesday, that it is providing an updated coronavirus test for participants in cultural events taking place in Portugal between December 30 and January 2. It was reminded that after this date, and until January 9, there will be a ban on the work of educational institutions throughout the country, and officials who do not have contact with the applicants will be required to work remotely.

Corona virus in Ireland. “Everyone should consider themselves contagious.”

Ireland also recorded the largest increase in new infections since the start of the pandemic. This represents 16,428 new infections, more than 5,000 more than the figure recorded on December 24.

“All recent epidemiological indications are cause for concern. Given the extremely high level of transmission across the country, everyone should consider themselves infectious and strictly adhere to public health measures,” Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan said in a statement.

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