The number of patients with Covid-19 and hospitalized continued to decline slightly on Sunday, as did the positivity rate, while the government is considering an adaptation of the restrictions imposed in the face of the epidemic thanks to this improvement.
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In total, 8,887 patients are in hospital, against 8,912 on Saturday, with 113 new admissions, according to data from Public Health France.
In critical care services, the number of Covid-19 patients is 1,832, against 1,837 on Saturday, with 33 new admissions.
The positivity rate stands at 1.5%, the lowest since mid-July, and 5,814 new cases have been confirmed in the past 24 hours.
The total number of deaths since the start of the epidemic stands at 116,030, including 89,263 in hospital, with 28 deaths in the last 24 hours.
"Adapt the rules"
Building on this improvement, and while the symbolic milestone of 50 million people who have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine has been reached, the government should look into a possible adaptation of the restrictions linked to Covid-19.
"There is a reflection on how we can adapt the rules, either the health pass, perhaps others, to the local situation and to the evolution of the local situation"
, declared Sunday the spokesperson. from the Gabriel Attal government, arguing that "we see the situation improving".
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As of September 19,
“50,060,141 people have received at least one injection (ie 74.2% of the total population) and 47,567,363 people now have a complete vaccination schedule (ie 70.6% of the total population)”
, according to the Directorate General of Health.