Day of reopening of sports halls and restaurants, curfew delayed to 11 pm… This Wednesday, this new concrete stage of deconfinement, which makes it possible to move again towards “the life before”, is accompanied by a confirmation of a clear decline in the epidemic in France.
It can be seen directly from the hospital figures. In the last 24 hours, critical care services, which receive the most serious cases, have seen the decline continue with 2,326 patients against 2,394 yesterday. Over the past seven days, on average, there have been 85 admissions per day, a continuous decrease of about 15%.
Overall, 13,526 patients with Covid-19 are still hospitalized in France (13,984 patients on Tuesday and 14,323 on Monday). French hospitals recorded 391 new admissions of infected people on Wednesday.
Unfortunately, data from Public Health France (SPF) also reveal that 65 people have lost their lives as a result of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours (against 72 yesterday). Bringing the total to at least 110,203 deaths from Covid-19 in France since the start of the epidemic in March 2020.
The number of positive tests also decreases
As for indicators related to screening, the health authorities count 5,557 new cases this Wednesday (6,018 this Tuesday). A figure which also continues to decrease since we were over 10,000 cases in 24 hours 10 days ago. We are then approaching the objective set (and never reached) during the second confinement of 5,000 new cases per day.
The incidence rate, or the number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants, drops to 67.9 (103 a week ago), the same level as on September 1st. The test positivity rate has meanwhile fallen below 3% for a week, today at 2.3%.
Regarding vaccination, 685,268 injections were carried out according to the first declarative data from the Directorate General of Health (DGS). In detail, these are 406,892 first doses and 278,376 second doses that would have been delivered, pending confirmation of these declarative figures scheduled for Thursday. In total, 55.3% of the major population received a first injection and 24.9% of the major population received two doses. At least 21.8% of French people, minors and adults, are fully vaccinated.
This set of indicators that will turn green allows epidemiologists to be optimistic and predict a calm summer on the epidemic front, while keeping an eye out for new variants that could be at the origin of an epidemic. very different fourth wave.