The number of Covid-19 patients identified in intensive care services continues to decline slowly, falling below the 5,000 mark, and the number of hospital admissions is decreasing more clearly, according to figures from Public Health France published on Sunday, May 9.
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Critical care services (which bring together resuscitation, intensive care and continuous monitoring) accommodated 4,971 people, compared to 5,005 on Saturday and 5,106 on Friday.
This indicator, monitored very closely by the health authorities, is slowly moving away from the bar of 6,000 patients exceeded on April 26, and from the alarming peak of the first wave of spring 2020 (around 7,000 patients).
In 24 hours, 129 new patients with severe forms of Covid were admitted to intensive care units, against 191 the day before and 269 on Friday.
The decrease is also observed for all hospitalizations, with a total of Covid patients amounting to 25,797, a little less than the day before (25,800) and much better than Friday (26,331).
The drop in hospital admissions over the last 24 hours is more marked: 527 patients, against 844 Saturday and 1140 Friday. The figures for deaths, new infections and vaccinations were not yet available at the end of the afternoon.