News | Coronavirus: hospitalizations continue to increase in France

By La Provence (with AFP)

The number of patients hospitalized for Covid-19 continued to increase on Tuesday, to just over 27,000, including some 2,000 patients who arrived in the past 24 hours, while the number of people in intensive care was stable compared to the day before, according to data from Public Health France.

Hospitals had 27,005 patients with Covid-19, including 2,006 who arrived in 24 hours. The day before, the hospitals housed 26,888 Covid patients (some have therefore been discharged from the hospital since the day before).

In the intensive care units, which receive the most serious cases, there were 3,071 patients (including 343 who entered in the last 24 hours). There were 3,031 patients in sheaves on Monday and 2,829 a week ago.

This number, an indicator particularly monitored by the authorities because it indicates the pressure on hospital services, fell back below 3,000 on December 10, while the second wave of the epidemic ebbed following the re-containment of the population six weeks earlier.

Public Health France has also announced 352 additional deaths in hospital in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths caused by the epidemic to 74,106 (including 51,863 in hospital).

After the usual post-weekend trough, the number of contaminations has risen, with 22,086 new cases confirmed since Monday.

Faced with these figures which are fueling concern among specialists, concerned about the dissemination on French territory of variants, British and South African in particular, much more contagious, the government is still giving itself time to observe the results of the curfew. at 6:00 p.m., before deciding on a possible new confinement.

Finally, nearly 1.2 million people (1,184,510 precisely) had received a first dose of the vaccine according to figures communicated Tuesday evening by the Directorate General of Health, since the start of the campaign launched at the very end of December.

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