The daily increase in the number of hospitalized patients, which is approaching the peak of the second wave and that of the number of deaths in hospitals, confirms on Monday that the epidemic is still having a strong impact on health services in France.
Hospitals have recorded nearly 400 deaths from Covid-19 in 24 hours, a marked jump for the latest wave of contaminations, according to figures from health authorities released on Monday.
The disease has claimed 393 people, for a total of 129,022 deaths since the start of the pandemic in the spring of 2020. This is the highest number of daily deaths recorded in the last wave of contamination, which has affected France since month of November. The previous highest figure was 298 deaths over 24 hours a week ago.
The number of hospitalized patients, 29,748, was up a bit from Sunday (28,838). The figure for admissions over seven days, which smooths out statistical jolts, is also up with 15,932 hospital admissions in one week, against 15,376 on Sunday.
On the other hand, the figures for critical care, which receive patients with the most serious forms of the disease, confirm a decline. These services are currently treating 3,776 people (3,760 on Sunday). Over seven days, the number of admissions is down with 1,784 patients admitted to critical care over one week, against 1,824 on Sunday.
The laboratories recorded 108,481 cases of contamination in 24 hours, which gives a daily average over seven days of just over 360,000 stable cases.
While the vaccination pass came into effect on Monday, 53,833,041 people received at least one injection (i.e. 79.8% of the total population) and 52,593,279 people have a complete vaccination schedule (77.9% of the total population). In addition, 34,039,488 people received a booster dose.