While France is gradually regaining its freedoms, an update on the Covid-19 epidemic with figures from Public Health France and the Ministry of Health.
This Sunday, July 4, 2,549 new cases of Covid-19 were identified in 24 hours, according to figures from Public Health France, a total of 5,786,203 cases confirmed since the start of the epidemic.
The positivity rate over the last seven days, which is the percentage of the number of people tested positive out of the total number of people tested, is 0.8%.
The pressure on hospitals continues to drop in France, with ever fewer patients with Covid-19 hospitalized, according to figures released on Sunday, while the French will be able to receive the two doses of the vaccine in two different places.
Hospitals had 8,044 Covid-19 patients, at the lowest for eight months, including 1,123 in critical care, indicates Public Health France. They were 8,232 the day before and 9,190 seven days before (1,162 in critical care Thursday and 1,389 seven days ago). In the last 24 hours, 803 patients entered the hospital and 173 patients were admitted to critical care, reserved for the most seriously ill patients in 24 hours.
9 people have succumbed to Covid-19 in hospitals in the past 24 hours. The total toll shows 111,190 dead since the start of the epidemic, including 84,717 in hospital.
Since the start of the vaccination campaign in France, more than a third of French people have a complete vaccination schedule: 23,839. 666 people, or 35.4% of the total population. 33,961,307 people received at least one injection (i.e. 50.9% of the total population).
To avoid renewed hospital pressure within a few weeks, fueled by the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant, the health authorities are counting, among other things, on vaccination. The Minister of Health Olivier Véran thus announced Friday a relaxation of the framework of the vaccination: from Monday, the candidates for the vaccination will be able to make an appointment for two injections in two different places, “including in the zones of holidays where you would have to go ”, he declared during a trip to Villeneuve-la-Garenne (Hauts-de-Seine).