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21/02/2021  France - Pressure Mounts At ICU as France Battles COVID-19 Variants

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Health workers at Nice's Pasteur hospital are facing rising tension in intensive care units ICU as France continues to battle COVID-19 variants threatening to worsen the health crisis nationwide.

 

The hospital is seeing an occupation rate of more than 90 percent. However no difference in symptoms could be observed in patients infected with COVID-19 variants, although more young people are admitted into the ICU with conditions worsening compared with the original strain of the virus. The health ministry reported 22 thousand 501 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, and the seven-day moving average of new cases rose by 205 to 18,566 and the cumulative total of cases rose to 3.54 million.



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