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Covid-19 in France: 173 new deaths and 4,352 patients hospitalized in critical care

2021-05-14T21:58:29.057Z

The number of patients in intensive care fell below the 4,500 mark on Thursday, confirming a continuous decline for several days.



The improvement is there.

This Friday, Public Health France recorded new drops in the figures of the Covid-19 epidemic in the territory, with 4,352 patients in intensive care, a figure that has been declining continuously for several days.

They were 4,442 Thursday and 5,106 last Friday.

At the hospital, 23,406 patients are currently being treated following an infection with the new coronavirus.

They were 23,656 Thursday, and 26,331 last Friday.

More than 107,000 dead in France

Public Health France also deplores 173 new deaths linked to Covid-19.

In total, since the start of the epidemic, more than 107,300 people with Covid-19 have lost their lives in France.

In terms of contamination, the institute has recorded 7,025 new cases detected in the last 24 hours, against 19,461 on Thursday, and 19,124 last Friday.

A low figure which can be explained by the difficulty in identifying all the infections during the Ascension Bridge, which began on Thursday.

The Covid-19 pandemic has killed at least 3.3 million people worldwide since the end of December 2019. The appearance of variants, as well as the uneven progress of vaccination campaigns depending on the country, continue to worry.

Read alsoThe boss of the WHO calls not to vaccinate the children in order to give the doses to Covax

According to the head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, "at the rate things are going", the second year of the pandemic will be "much more deadly than the first". The WHO director also called on countries to give up immunizing children and adolescents against Covid and to donate the doses thus released to the Covax system to redistribute them to underprivileged countries.

Source: leparis

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