The country is finally experiencing a slight decline, with indicators falling for more than a week.
Tuesday, no more department in France was also above 400 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
A symbolic figure, since this limit was mentioned by Emmanuel Macron when he presented his deconfinement plan to the regional daily press.
The head of state explained that being below this threshold was one of the criteria to consider the reopening of terraces, non-essential shops and cultural places scheduled for May 19.
This Wednesday, at the exit of the Council of Ministers, the government spokesman, Gabriel Attal, stressed that "the indicators [showed] a clear improvement in the health situation".
And to rejoice: "In one week, the number of new cases detected fell by 20%, the incidence rate fell to 224, a drop of more than 20% in a week.
As for hospital pressure, it is finally easing.
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According to the latest figures from Public Health France, 1,459 new patients have been admitted to hospital in the past 24 hours.
This brings the number of people currently hospitalized to 27,686.
They were 28,427 the day before and 29,911 seven days ago.
The decline is confirmed in critical care
Of these, 5,402 are in critical care - that is, in an intensive care unit, intensive care unit or continuous monitoring unit.
They were 5,879 seven days ago.
In the past 24 hours, 312 patients have been admitted to critical care.
In addition, 245 people have died in hospital as a result of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.
Since the start of the pandemic, 105,661 have died from the disease in France.