COVID-19 in France: sharp increase in new cases but decrease in intensive care

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Paris | More than 8,000 new new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in France in the past 24 hours, a figure higher than that of the last two days, but the number of patients entered in intensive care was lower than the day before, according to the reports. data from the Directorate General of Health (DGS) published Wednesday.

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The number of new cases stands at 8,577, specifies the DGS in a press release. The day before, 6,500 new cases had been recorded, and 4,203 on Monday. At the end of last week, there were between 7,000 and 9,000 new cases every day.

The number of patients entering an intensive care unit was 71 over the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 599. In the previous 48 hours, the number of admissions was over 80 per day. Last week the average was around 50.

The positivity rate (proportion of positive cases, among all people tested over 7 days), remained stable compared to the day before, ie 5.2%.

Thirty people have died from COVID-19 since Tuesday, bringing the total number of deaths from the disease to 30,794 in France, since the start of the epidemic in France.

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