62 people died of Covid-19 this Friday, May 20, or 2 less than Thursday, when 64 patients had died from the virus, according to the daily report of the organization Public Health France.
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17,141 patients are currently hospitalized in France (against 17,530 on Thursday), including 591 who arrived on Thursday.
1095 patients are treated in critical care units.
24 hours earlier, they were 1115.
What to remember from this Friday
The demand for Covid-19 screening tests continued to weaken last week, according to data from Drees, attached to the Ministry of Health.
Over seven days, only 1.58 million samples were counted, 7% less than the previous week and 61% less than a month and a half earlier, during the previous peak.
It is also the lowest figure since December 2020.
Wearing a mask in public transport in Belgium will no longer be compulsory from Monday, the government announced on Friday, taking note of the “
significantly slowed circulation
” of the coronavirus.
France abandoned this measure on May 16, which was considered the last major anti-Covid restriction.