In France, 295 people have died from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours in hospital, according to Public Health France.
62,862 patients have died in hospital since the start of the epidemic.
This Thursday, 24,891 patients are hospitalized.
3,633 of them are in intensive care.
It's four less than yesterday.
293 patients have joined these services in the past 24 hours.
This stabilization follows several days of increase in the number of patients in the departments receiving the most severe cases of the disease.
This figure is close to the levels known at the beginning of December but remains far from the peak of the 2nd wave of autumn (4,900) and above all, of the 1st wave in spring 2020 (7,000).
25,279 new contaminations were detected against 26,788 tests the day before.
The institute recorded 20,064 Tuesday, and 31,519 Wednesday, February 24.
The trend would be downward.
But difficult to draw a conclusion.
According to the departments, the figures make the big difference.
Twenty-three are under "enhanced surveillance", explained the Prime Minister.
Three departments are added to the initial list: Aisne, Aube, and Hautes-Alpes.
In France, Wednesday 1,771,246 people have received the two doses of vaccine since the start of the campaign.
They were 105,482 that day to receive an injection.
In his weekly update, Prime Minister Jean Castex hopes that "we should have vaccinated at least 20 million people" by mid-May, that is to say all volunteers over 50 years.