Covid-19: the decline continues in intensive care units



For the fifth consecutive day, the number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care units continued to decline. Less than 5,600 patients were registered on Saturday 1er May according to figures from Public Health France.

Critical care services (which bring together resuscitation, intensive care and continuous monitoring) had 5,581 patients on Saturday – including 310 admitted in the last 24 hours – against 5,675 the day before. Seven days ago, the intensive care unit counted 5,958 patients with Covid-19.

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Since mid-April, the number of Covid-19 patients hospitalized in these services has fluctuated around 6,000 patients. A figure below the peak of the first wave in April 2020 (around 7,000) but higher than that of the second wave in the fall (4,900).

9.7% of the total population vaccinated with two doses

The total number of Covid patients in the hospital also continued to decline, to 28,603 Saturday against 28,930 the day before, with 1,246 new hospitalizations in the last 24 hours against 1,433 the previous day. On Saturday April 24, hospitals were welcoming 30,100 patients. 195 Covid patients have died in hospital in the past 24 hours compared to 271 the day before, bringing the total number of deaths to more than 104,735 since the start of the epidemic in spring 2020.

In 24 hours, the number of confirmed positive cases is 25,670. The positivity rate, which corresponds to the percentage of infected people among those who are tested, has fallen to 8.9% over the last seven days (rate consolidated at J -3).

A total of 15,772,708 people received at least one injection, of which nearly 6.5 million were fully immunized with two doses of vaccine (i.e. 9.7% of the total population and 12.4% of the adult population) , indicates the General Directorate of Health (DGS).

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