The health situation continues to improve. This Saturday, Public Health France counted 2,525 patients hospitalized in critical care following a Covid-19 infection, against 2,571 Friday, and 3,028 last Saturday. 62 patients have been admitted to these services in the last 24 hours, or 97 per day on average over the past week. This is the first time since September 23 that this figure has fallen below the symbolic bar of 100 seriously ill patients.
A total of 14,532 patients are currently being treated in the hospital. They were 14,801 Friday and 16,847 last Saturday.
6,654 new cases were identified in 24 hours, a number lower than yesterday (6,953 contaminations). A decrease to be confirmed, however, with future censuses during weekdays.
Nearly 110,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic
Public Health France deplores despite everything this Saturday 58 new deaths due to Covid-19. 109,973 people have died after contracting the virus since the start of the epidemic.
The declining number of deaths had been confirmed in the weekly INSEE report published on Friday, which lists the daily deaths recorded in France, including deaths linked to Covid. While 2,150 deaths were recorded daily on average in January, and just under 1,900 in March and April, this number fell to 1,730 deaths per day on average over the period 1 to 24 May.
Since the start of the vaccination campaign in France, more than 27.8 million people have received at least one injection, i.e. 41.5% of the total population and 53% of the adult population. Finally 12.2 million people have received two injections, or 18.2% of the total population and 23.3% of the adult population, said the Directorate General of Health on Saturday.