The Covid-19 continues to circulate in France. Two people have died in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of victims since the start of the epidemic to 30,296, the Directorate General of Health (DGS) announced on Tuesday, August 4 in its daily press release.
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1,039 new cases have been detected in the past 24 hours. 139 new hospital admissions were recorded, bringing the total number of patients currently hospitalized to 5,162. Among them, 21 new serious patients have been admitted to intensive care since yesterday, bringing the number of patients in these units to 388, against 384 yesterday. The regions " Île de France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Hauts-de-France and Guyana regroup 70% of patients in intensive care ", specifies the DGS.
292 cases grouped together
292 “ clusters ”, or sources of contagion, are still active in the territory, including 13 new ones that have been detected in the last 24 hours. Between August 26 and August 1, 576,267 tests were carried out in the territory, with a positivity rate of 1.6%. Since the start of the epidemic, 107,696 people have been hospitalized and 82,318 have returned home.
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In order to reduce the risk of infections, the DGS recommends wearing a mask, even outdoors if the distance of 1 meter is not respected, and to avoid too large friendly and family gatherings. " Favor small groups, equip yourself with masks for the general public and hydroalcoholic gels, prefer outdoor spaces, ventilate the premises, activate Stop Covid, protect the most fragile ", she explains.
Globally, the 18 million mark since the appearance of the virus has been crossed, for a total of at least 695,318 deaths.