France has passed the milestone of two million confirmed cases of infection with COVID-19 since the start of the epidemic, the director general of health, Jérôme Salomon announced on Tuesday. The latter said that there was also “an unparalleled number of 33,500 hospitalized Covid patients” in the country.
France exceeded, on Tuesday, November 17, the bar of two million confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the epidemic, said the Director General of Health, Jérôme Salomon.
There have been 2,036,755 confirmed cases, he said during a press briefing, adding that there was also “an unprecedented number of 33,500 hospitalized Covid patients” in France on Tuesday.
At the same time, the health authorities recorded 1,219 additional deaths, a figure which includes data in hospitals (more than 437 in 24 hours) but also in medico-social establishments, where this report is only updated twice a week. .
The total toll of the epidemic now stands at 46,273 deaths in hospitals and nursing homes. France also has 4,854 patients hospitalized in intensive care for an infection linked to Covid-19, a slight decline compared to the day before.