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Covid-19 in France: 68 new deaths and more than 1,700 patients in critical care

2021-08-10T16:21:34.663Z

The situation continues to worsen in the hospital: 9,153 patients are hospitalized on Tuesday for a Covid-19 infection. They were 7 97



Hospital tension continues to rise in France.

This is particularly the case in the West Indies, which will welcome additional caregivers.

The archipelago has known incidence rates "never known" in France since the start of the epidemic.

Overseas Minister Sébastien Lecornu said on Tuesday that the health crisis there was "extremely serious".

To cope with the rapid spread of the delta variant, containment has tightened in Martinique.

From Wednesday, three-week closures for non-essential businesses, hotels and beaches.

Tourists are even invited to leave the territory.

Throughout France, the latest figures from Public Health France show this Tuesday 9,153 patients hospitalized for a Covid-19 infection, against 9,022 yesterday and 7,974 last Tuesday.

In the last 24 hours, 944 new admissions were recorded against 833 Monday and 818 seven days earlier.

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1,712 patients are in intensive care

This increase in hospital patients is accompanied by a clear increase in intensive care patients due to Covid-19.

This Tuesday evening, 1,712 patients are suffering from a severe form of the disease which requires management within critical care services.

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“Covid beds” more in intensive care compared to the day before which already had 1,667 patients.

In all, 211 patients entered intensive care on Tuesday, against 230 on Monday and 218 a week ago.

In the past 24 hours, 68 patients with Covid-19 have died in hospital.

The day before, there were also 68 new deaths.

Despite this figure, the trend remains on the rise, since there were 57 deaths for the single day of last Tuesday.

However, the level remains well below previous peaks, nearly 300 or even 400 deaths per day at the height of the epidemic crisis.

Nearly 112,386 people have died from Covid-19 infection since the start of the pandemic in France.

Source: leparis

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