The number of hospitalized Covid-19 patients fell below 10,000 for the first time since August 15 and a further slight drop was also recorded in critical care
With 446 admissions in 24 hours, 9,986 people are currently hospitalized against 10,012 on Sunday, according to figures released Monday by Public Health France.
Critical care services, which receive the most serious cases, have 2,103 patients including 116 admitted in 24 hours, against 2,129 on Sunday. They were 2,249 a week ago.
2,062 new cases of Covid were listed in 24 hours, an indicator that is generally lower on Mondays due to the closure of laboratories on Sunday. Seven days ago, there were 3,042 cases. The positivity rate, which measures the proportion of positive cases in relation to the number of people tested, continues to drop to 2% from 2.1% on Sunday.
In the last 24 hours, 86 Covid patients have died compared to 29 the day before, bringing the total toll to 115,603 since the start of the epidemic, including 88,891 in hospital.
On the vaccination front, 49,695,326 people have received at least one injection (i.e. 73.7% of the total population) since the start of the vaccination campaign in France, and 46,792,132 people now have a complete vaccination schedule (i.e. 69.4% of the total population).