The recession of patients linked to Covid-19 continues in intensive care while 66 deaths have been counted in the last 24 hours in France, according to the daily report from the general health department.
The spread of the virus is “under control,” said Thursday 28 post Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, presenting phase two of the closure in France. And the figures published in the evening by the Directorate-General for Health confirm that: the decline in patients associated with the new coronavirus continues in the intensive care unit.
In intensive care, “1,429 patients with a serious form of Covid-19 are hospitalized”, according to the press release, or 72 people less than the day before. “Four regions (Île-de-France, Grand-Est, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Hauts-de-France) account for 73% of patients admitted to intensive care,” it says.
France has counted 66 deaths linked to Covid-19 over the past 24 hours. The total balance now amounts to 28,662 persons.
The figures for deaths in social and medico-social facilities (Ehpad) will not be updated until Friday.
149,071 cases of pollution
In addition, the French public health body reports a very sharp increase in the total number of pollution cases, with 3,325 more cases for a total of 149,071. But this increase, explains Public Health France, does not reflect the appearance and confirmation of new cases within 24 hours. It is the result of an update of the screening information system (SI-DEP).
“The cases confirmed by the SI-DEP system are taken into account for the first time in the total number of cases on the day that will now be updated with this new monitoring system,” the agency indicates.
This progression is therefore “linked to better monitoring and not to the evolution of the epidemiological situation of Covid-19 in France”.
Daily progress is not indicated. The previous daily report on Wednesday reported 191 new infections.
With AFP and Reuters