For the first time in ten months, you can walk without a mask in the streets of major French cities.
This unexpected good news, announced the day before for the next day by Prime Minister Jean Castex, proves once again that the health situation is improving, even faster than expected.
Hospital data also illustrates this: according to the latest data from Public Health France, 1,799 patients are currently being treated in intensive care.
They were 1,873 yesterday.
Never has such a low level been reached since last October.
And 46 patients with severe disease have been taken to critical care units in the past 24 hours.
As an indication, they were 39 yesterday, and 74 seven days ago.
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More generally, the country still has 11,114 Covid-19 patients in hospital services, against 11,519 yesterday.
And only 225 people have been admitted there in the past 24 hours.
The incidence rate in France continues to fall to 35 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, ten times less than two months ago.
And the positivity rate drops to 1.3%, the lowest since July 26, 2020.
The incidence rate in France continues to fall and stands at 35, ten times less than two months ago.
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"Let us remain together responsible, united and mobilized", however recalled the head of government on Wednesday, while the country still deplores 56 new deaths linked to the virus.
Since the start of the pandemic, Covid-19 has killed 110,663 people in France.
Since the start of the vaccination campaign in France, 31,393,190 people have received at least one injection (i.e. 46.9% of the total population and 59.8% of the adult population) and 15,476,448 people have received two injections (23.1% of the total population and 29.5% of the adult population), according to provisional data from the Ministry of Health. A total of 17,363,854 people have a full vaccination schedule, and 677,573 doses have been injected in the past 24 hours.