Covid-19: Increase in hospitalizations and infections

Hospitals linked to COVID-19 and contamination continue to rise, confirming a slight rebound to the fifth wave of the pandemic that began in late March, according to official data published on Monday.

Currently 22,835 Covid patients are being treated in French hospitals, compared to 22,251 on Sunday and 21,073 a week ago. In the last seven days, 8,513 have been hospitalized compared to 6,968 last Monday.

This figure is still far from the most recent peak of the wave in early February (over 33,350), but confirms the slight increase in the fifth wave seen since late March.

There remains pressure on critical care services, which treat the most severe cases of illness. On Monday, 1,541 patients were cared for in these services (including intensive care), a figure that has remained stagnant for several days.

On the other hand, in the last seven days, 770 new COVID patients have been admitted to these services as compared to 612 last Monday.

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

Infections of the Sars-CoV-2 virus remain high, with a seven-day average of more than 138,000 daily cases, up from 10,000 a week ago – 27,648 positive cases were reported on Monday, but a weekend came out. But, this indicator is not significant in one day.

In 24 hours, the disease claimed 147 lives, tipping the pandemic’s balance sheet to 142,655 deaths in just two years.

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