2,761 Covid-19 patients were hospitalized in intensive care on Monday, October 26, 186 more than on Sunday, according to Public Health France.
357 new serious cases have been admitted to these services in the past 24 hours, a figure that had not been reached since April.
The current capacity in intensive care is around 5,800 beds.
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In addition, 2,314 new Covid patients have been hospitalized in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of hospitalizations in the country to 17,761.
The death toll was also seriously increased, with 258 new deaths recorded in 24 hours in hospital (against 116 the day before).
The epidemic has now killed at least 35,018 people in the country.
2321 active clusters
The positivity rate continues to climb: it is 17.8% Monday, against 17% Sunday and only 4.5% in September.
1,165,278 positive cases have been confirmed, bringing the number of new cases to 26,771 in 24 hours as of Monday.
The day before, France had broken a new record with more than 50,000 positive cases confirmed in one day.
2,321 clusters are now under investigation, ie 141 more in 24 hours.
548 of them are in EHPAD, according to data from October 20, 2020.
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