France records 365 new hospital deaths in 24 hours



Coronavirus: France records 365 new hospital deaths in 24 hours (Archive) – Tristan Reynaud / SIPA

Fewer than 370 people died in coronavirus hospital on Tuesday, while the number of people admitted to intensive care in hospital continues to decline, according to data from Public Health France released Tuesday.

In the past 24 hours, 365 patients with Covid-19 have died in hospital, bringing the total to 53,506 deaths since the start of the epidemic. The number of patients in intensive care continues to decline to 3,594, from 3,739 on Monday. Since yesterday, 234 patients have ended up in intensive care, compared to 196 on Sunday.

Just over 27,000 people were hospitalized

The number of people admitted to hospital with a Covid-19 diagnosis dropped slightly, to 27,611 from 28,229 the day before, after peaking at more than 33,000 patients on Nov. 16.

The positivity rate (proportion of the number of positive people compared to the total number of people tested) also continues to decline, to 10.8%, from 10.9% the day before and 13.1% seven days earlier.

President Emmanuel Macron announced that the detention would be replaced by a curfew on December 15, provided the health situation improves. The targets to be achieved are a number of new infections to about 5,000 per day, and a number of patients in intensive care, reduced to a range of 2,500 to 3,000 from 4,900 at the height of the epidemic in early November.



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