While the debates continue in the National Assembly, cases of Covid-19 contamination continue to increase, according to figures released on Wednesday, but the number of patients in hospital, including in critical care services , is currently on the decline.
21,539 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, against 18,000 the day before and nearly 9,000 a week ago. This is the first time since the beginning of May that the threshold of 20,000 contaminations per day has been exceeded.
If the spread of the virus is increasing, due to the very high contagiousness of the Delta variant, this is not reflected in health data, at least for the moment.
In total, 6,869 patients with Covid-19 are hospitalized in France, according to figures from Public Health France on Wednesday, against 6,912 on Tuesday and 7,047 seven days ago. 281 people have been admitted to hospital in the past 24 hours. In critical care services – which receive the most serious cases – there were 859 patients, 64 of whom were admitted in the last 24 hours. They were 876 Tuesday and 931 Wednesday July 14.