Covid-19: Hospitals continue to decline

Less contamination and fewer hospitalized patients: Covid continues to decline in France, according to data published by health officials on Friday.

Overall, 52,919 new positive cases were reported for the Omicron variant in the last 24 hours, compared to 59,760 cases a day earlier.

The seven-day average, which is statistically more significant, fell to 61,628 daily contamination, compared to 84,516 a week earlier. It crossed 130,000 in early April.

According to data from Public Health France, the number of patients hospitalized with Covid-19 has also dropped to 23,579 from 24,130 a day earlier. They were 24,883 a week ago.

Within the hospital, critical care is also affected by this decline: there were 1,591 Covid patients on Friday, compared to 1,629 on Thursday and 1,645 seven days ago.

Coronavirus: the situation in France (AFP – Simon Malfato)

The pandemic still caused 158 deaths in 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths in France to 145,869 in more than two years.

Vaccination has changed little: according to statistics from the Ministry of Health, 54.3 million people have received at least one injection (ie 80.6% of the total population) and 53.4 million people now have a complete vaccination program (ie. 79.2%). ,

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