PARIS (Reuters) – France announced Monday that 2,945 patients are in intensive care due to COVID-19, 48 fewer than the day before, as the vaccination campaign accelerates.
The situation in hospitals continues to improve overall, with 16,596 patients treated, or 179 patients less than the day before.
The number of new cases of contamination, still reduced on Monday, stood at 1,211, and the number of confirmed cases has totaled some 5.7 million since the start of the epidemic.
According to figures compiled by the Ministry of Health, 126 new deaths were deplored in the hospital, bringing the total to 83,116 and 109,528 taking into account those recorded in nursing homes.
While vaccination in France is now open since Monday to all adults, nearly 25.8 million people have already received at least one injection since the start of the campaign.
The head of state, Emmanuel Macron, himself announced on Twitter that he had been vaccinated.
The President of the Republic had been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 last December.
(Jean-Michel Bélot and Jean-Stéphane Brosse)