The number of hospital deaths and intensive care admissions down in France

A Covid patient transferred from Rhône-Alpes to Strasbourg. – Jean-Francois Badias

The indicators are down. The number of people with Covid-19 who died in hospital in the last 24 hours has risen to 359, and 327 patients have been admitted to intensive care, according to figures released this Saturday evening by Public Health France. As of Friday, 467 people had died and 473 had entered an intensive care unit or intensive care unit.

Public Health France will publish the total number of deaths since the start of the epidemic later in the evening. Regarding people hospitalized in sheaves, they are currently 4,855, down compared to the day before (4,887 people on Friday), which means that nearly 500 people have left these services since the day before. The number of people hospitalized and diagnosed positive for the coronavirus stands at 32,468, down slightly compared to the day before (32,676). The number of hospitalizations this week exceeded the peak reached during the first wave in the spring, which was 32,292 patients on April 14.

“A long time with the virus”

In a daily interview The world dated Sunday, the Prime Minister, Jean Castex, warned that he would have to “live with the virus over the long term”. On Monday, the American laboratories Pfizer and German BioNTech affirmed that their vaccine candidate was “90% effective” against Covid-19, according to the large-scale phase 3 trial underway, the last step before an application for approval, sparking a wave of hope in the world.

But the French government remains on its guard. “The prospect of a vaccine is approaching. There is the Pfizer project, but also many others in the testing phase. You have to prepare while remaining cautious, ”Judge Jean Castex, who claims to have“ already secured the orders ”.

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