France announces another 10,000 record coronavirus infections as hospital admissions increase to 615 patients – still at the top
- 9,843 new Covid-19 infections were recorded in France today – the highest number of infections so far.
- Today, France has also seen an increase in hospital admissions
- This image has now worked for 12 consecutive days. The number of patients in the intensive care unit stood at 1515, a level that has disappeared since the end of June.
France recorded about 10,000 new CVD-19 infections today, the highest single-day total of all time, as hospital admissions also began to rise.
Health authorities have reported 9,843 new confirmed coronavirus cases, beating the previous record by about 900, set six days ago.
Since the beginning of the month, the number of new cases has increased by an average of 222 per day, compared to the previous record of 3,003 in August.
After reaching a low of 4,530 on August 28, the number of hospital admissions at COVID-19 is rising again, rising 93 to 5,096 in the last 24 hours, the highest in more than a month.
The increase in infection mainly affects young people who are less likely to develop complications from the virus.
Doctors and nurses in protective gear are taking care of a coronavirus patient (COVID-19) in the Rehabilitation Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Hospital European Hospital in Marseille, France today.
French hospitals were still under less pressure, which was almost overwhelmed by the end of March.
The number of hospital admissions has increased for 12 consecutive days. The number of patients in the intensive care unit stands at 1515, a level that has disappeared since the end of June.
Hospital figures are still far from the peak reached in April but the hospital is creating new strains in the system that authorities can take action on.
France’s decision to keep the country under one of Europe’s toughest lockdowns between 1 March and 11 May was determined by the need to protect the hospital system from being overwhelmed.
French President Emmanuel Macron has visited Bonifacio, the Mediterranean island of Corsica in France, today, after being criticized by Bonifacio Mayor Jean-Charles Orsuki. President Macron said today that he hopes the new measures will not be too limited
Official spokesman Gabriel Attal had said earlier in the day that nothing would be denied at Friday’s cabinet meeting, while President Emmanuel Macron said he hoped any new move would not be too limited.
The death toll from COVID-19 infection in France has risen from 19 to 30,813
Thursday’s figure is lower than the 30+ figure reported in the previous two days but still above the seven-day running 15
France has the seventh highest COVID-19 death toll in the world.