France has opened 400 investigations into networks giving phony COVID-19 health passes, the inside serve said Sunday, as virus-related hospitalizations rise forcefully the nation over.

The case of a woman with the virus who passed on in a Paris local medical clinic subsequent to showing a bogus vaccine endorsement has attracted consideration French media lately. The medical hospital’s intensive care chief said they would have given the lady quick counter acting agent therapy had they realized that she wasn’t vaccinated.

Authorities have recognized a few thousand phony COVID-19 wellbeing passes being used around France, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said Sunday. He said somewhere in the range of 400 investigations have been opened into selling counterfeit passes, including a few “connected to health professionals.”

He didn’t say the number of individuals have been captured up to this point, or give subtleties.

Thegovernment is fixing the rules on the passes, needed to enter all restaurants and a developing number of occasions and scenes. To get one, individuals should show evidence of full vaccination, a negative virus test under 24 hours old, or recent recovery from COVID-19.

With more confirmed infections one day last week than at any point in the pandemic, France is accelerating efforts for booster shots in hopes that is enough to reduce pressure on hospitals. Half of French intensive care units are occupied by virus patients, some regions are again delaying non-urgent surgeries, and more than 100 people with the virus are dying every day.

The government shut nightclubs and fixed social distancing measures, however is attempting to keep away from another lockdown. Health Minister Olivier Veran told paper Le Parisien that while “the epidemic wave is violent,” there are signs the rise is starting to slow. He said 90% of people over 65 have had booster shots so far.