Between the end of the mask outside and the lifting of the curfew almost everywhere in France, the week is marked by significant reductions in health measures.
Because the health situation is improving markedly every day, and hospital data prove it once again: the pressure on hospital services continues to drop, with 1,703 Covid-19 patients in critical care services - the most serious forms - This Saturday, according to figures from Public Health France.
They were 1740 on Friday.
Never has such a low level been reached since last October.
And 24 patients with severe disease have been taken to critical care units in the past 24 hours.
As an indication, they were 53 the day before.
France now has 10,531 people hospitalized due to Covid-19, compared to 10,738 on Friday.
Only 102 people have been admitted there in the past 24 hours, up from 171 on Friday.
The incidence rate in France continues to fall and falls below the threshold of 30 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, for the first time since August 17, 2020.
The positivity rate drops to 1.1%, almost its lowest level ever (1% at the start of July 2020, at a time when there were far fewer tests carried out than today).
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In addition, the health authorities have identified 22 people who have died of the disease in the past 24 hours. It is two times less than Friday (50 deaths). In all, 110,724 people have died from Covid-19 since the start of the epidemic in the country