46 additional deaths and nearly 10,000 new cases in 24 hours in France

A screening test for the coronavirus, in Paris on September 1, 2020. – PATRICK GELS / SIPA

The numbers continue to climb and the government is preparing for the worst. In the past 24 hours, France has recorded 46 additional deaths and nearly 10,000 new cases of coronavirus, very close to its record level since the launch of large-scale tests in the country, announced
Public Health France, this Wednesday.

According to the latest data, 9,784 new cases of contamination have been recorded since yesterday, or 1,896 more than for the day of Tuesday, bringing to 404,888 the total number of people infected with Covid-19 in France.

A stable positivity rate

Hospitals have recorded 46 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, against 37 the day before, or 31,045 deaths since the start of the epidemic, including 20,517 in hospitals. In the past seven days, 2,976 new patients infected with the coronavirus have been hospitalized, more than 250 compared to the figures announced the day before. In the past 24 hours, 649 new patients have been hospitalized, confirming an upward trend (545 Monday and 642 Tuesday).

Some 508 patients were admitted to intensive care, where the most serious cases are treated, (against 479 the day before), including 100 admitted in the past 24 hours, while there were about 50 new intensive care admissions in early September. France now has 862 clusters under investigation, including 127 in nursing homes, or 77 more in 24 hours. On the other hand, the test positivity rate remains stable at 5.4% on Wednesday. Currently, 84 French departments are in a situation of high or moderate vulnerability.



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