NEWS TO FOLLOW – The number of tests on the rise again
The number of Covid-19 screening tests carried out in France started to rise again last week. Between January 4 and 10, “2,041,800 results of RT-PCR and antigen tests have been validated by a healthcare professional”, among which “Just over a quarter (26.4%) were for antigenic tests”, The Directorate of Research, Studies, Evaluation and Statistics (DREES) said in a press release.
So, “The number of tests validated during this week increased (+173,200 tests) compared to the previous week, when 1,868,600 RT-PCR and antigen tests were performed, of which about a third were antigen tests (36.9 %) “, underlined the statistical service of social ministries.
However, according to Drees, “most” of the increase is attributable to the fact that this week did not have a holiday, unlike the week before.
Otherwise, “The proportion of tests validated in less than 24 hours remains practically stable with 93% of tests validated at the latest 24 hours after the sample, against 94% the previous week”.
THE NUMBER – 28 million doses of vaccines injected
This is what was injected in 36 days in 46 countries around the world according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Vaccination campaigns carried out mainly in rich countries.
“There are populations who want and need vaccines and who are not going to receive them unless, and until, we share better,” said the director in charge of health emergencies at the World Health Organization Michael Ryan adding that “Everyone must do more”.
WHO and the Alliance for Vaccines (Gavi) established the …