While the government has confirmed that we are in the midst of the fourth wave of coronavirus, against the backdrop of a push for the Delta variant, an update on the epidemic in France with figures from Public Health France and the Ministry of Health.
This Saturday, July 31, 23,471 new cases of Covid-19 were identified in 24 hours, according to figures from Public Health France, a total of 6,127,019 cases confirmed since the start of the epidemic.
The positivity rate, which measures the number of positive cases compared to the number of people tested, is 4.3%.
Hospitals had 7,409 Covid-19 patients on Friday (7,363 Friday) with 467 new admissions over 24 hours, according to figures from Public Health France. Among these patients, 1,099 are treated in critical care services (against 1,072 on Friday).
43 people have died of Covid-19 in hospitals in the past 24 hours. The total toll shows 111,898 dead since the start of the epidemic, including 85,384 in hospital.
This Friday, 42,466,447 people had received at least one injection (or 63% of the total population) and 35,400,285 people now had a complete vaccination schedule (or 52.5% of the total population).