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Coronavirus.- France adds more than 22,000 cases of COVID-19 while studying the perimeter closure in Nice

MADRID, 22 (EUROPA PRESS)

The French health authorities have confirmed this Sunday more than 22,000 new cases of coronavirus, with which the accumulated number rises to 3,605,181, while the Government is studying increasing restrictions in Nice to stop the outbreak detected in the region, among them the perimeter closure.

Throughout the weekend, as reported by ‘Le Figaro’, the French Government has put on the table a series of restrictions to try to control the outbreak in the Alpes-Maritimes region.

Among these measures has been considered a tightening of the curfew that is currently in force, or even a selective confinement, an unprecedented decision that France has not taken so far in any other region.

On Saturday, the French Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, traveled to Nice, the capital of this region, to evaluate the possibilities in a situation that he described as a “catastrophic health situation” and before which he called for more restrictions.

The incidence in the Alpes-Maritimes is about 600 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, almost three times more than the national average, which is around 190, while the situation in medical centers is overwhelmed.

On the other hand, the Health portfolio has detected 22,046 new coronavirus positives in the last 24 hours, as well as 160 deaths from the disease.

According to the data provided by the health authorities, 9,362 new patients have been admitted to French hospitals.

With these figures, the total accumulated cases is 3,605,181, of which 84,306 are patients who have not managed to overcome the disease and have lost their lives.

So far, 2.56 million French people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.