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Covid-19: the number of patients in the hospital continues to decline

The number of patients in the hospital continues to decline slowly, especially in the intensive care units, according to data released on Saturday by Public Health France.

In total, 14,532 Covid-19 patients are currently hospitalized against 14,801 the day before and 16,847 a week earlier, specifies the health agency.

In 24 hours, 267 new patients were admitted to hospitals in France.

The intensive care units, which treat the most serious cases, received 62 new patients in 24 hours, bringing the total number of Covid patients in reaction to 2,525 patients. They were 2,571 the day before and 3,028 a week ago.

This crucial indicator fell below 3,000 on Sunday and has more than halved since its peak in late April, at the height of the third wave of the epidemic.

In the past 24 hours, 58 patients have died in hospital bringing the total death toll to more than 110,000 since the start of the epidemic in March 2020.

The number of contaminations is also declining with 6,654 cases recorded in 24 hours against 6,953 the day before and 10,675 a week ago.

The positivity rate over the last seven days, the ratio between the number of people tested positive and the total number of people tested, fell to 2.7% from 2.9% on Friday.

In terms of vaccination, which will be open to 12-18 year olds in mid-June, 27,818,355 people have received at least one injection (i.e. 41.5% of the total population and 53% of the adult population), according to the Ministry of Health.

A total of 12,213,180 people received two injections, or 18.2% of the total population and 23.3% of the adult population.

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