125 people died of Covid this Monday, May 16, or 31 more than Friday, when 94 patients had died from the virus, according to the daily report of the organization Public Health France.
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18,742 patients are currently hospitalized in France (against 19,271 on Friday), including 900 who arrived on Monday.
1199 patients are treated in critical care units.
72 hours earlier, they were 1233.
What to remember from this Monday
The Franco-Austrian pharmaceutical group Valneva announced on Monday that it had received from the European Commission "
a notice of intent to terminate the supply agreement
" of its vaccine against Covid-19, causing a fall of nearly 20 % of the laboratory's share on the Paris Stock Exchange.
Wearing a mask is no longer compulsory since Monday in transport in France, a reduction which marks the disappearance of the last major anti-Covid restriction in a context of health calm.
Kim Jong Un castigated North Korean health authorities on Monday for their handling of the Covid-19 epidemic, which has claimed 50 lives since its official appearance in the country, and ordered the army to mobilize.
In a sign of the seriousness of the situation, the North Korean leader "
strongly criticized the government and the public health sector for their irresponsible attitude
", reported the state agency KCNA.