The decline in hospitals and on the side of contaminations, which began about ten days ago, is continuing slowly.
But, according to the Scientific Council, the pace is still too slow and vaccination not advanced enough to consider a real reopening, at the risk of rushing into a 4th wave.
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According to the latest data from Public Health France, 26,331 people are still hospitalized due to Covid-19.
They were 26,985 the day before and 28,930 seven days ago.
The country has never fallen below the 24,000 mark since last November.
In the past 24 hours, 1,140 new patients have been admitted to hospital with complications from the coronavirus.
A slow decline
Critical care, too, is slowly starting to unclog.
269 people have entered an intensive care unit, an intensive care unit or a continuous monitoring unit in the past 24 hours.
A total of 5,106 patients are still in critical care.
They were 5,231 Thursday and 5,675 seven days ago.
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In the past 24 hours, 227 people have died in hospital as a result of Covid-19. Bringing the total number of disease-related deaths to 106,106 since the start of the pandemic.
The boost to vaccination continues to bear fruit. In the past 24 hours, 617,822 doses have been injected, a record. In all, 17,492,988 people have already received at least one injection and 7,641,172 have received two. We are still a long way from the 35 million first-time vaccines recommended by the Scientific Council in order to be able to consider lifting the control measures more widely. But the latest figures still show that one in three adults has already received a first dose of the vaccine. And the acceleration should still continue since the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, assured this Friday that more than two million first-time injections could be carried out next week.