France records highest 1-day Covid count since April, hospitalizations increase

Covid In France: The number of people hospitalized with Covid jumped from 389 to 10,249. (Submit)


France has recorded 47,177 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, Health Ministry data showed on Tuesday, the highest one-day tally since early April at the height of the third wave of the pandemic.

The latest data has pushed the cumulative total of cases in France since the start of the pandemic to 7.67 million and the seven-day moving average of new coronavirus infections to well beyond 32,000.

During the third wave in the spring, the seven-day average briefly rose above 42,000. On April 8, France recorded nearly 85,000 contaminations.

Authorities say the vast majority of COVID-19 patients in hospitals have not been vaccinated. About 75% of the French population is fully vaccinated.

The health ministry also reported that the number of people infected with the coronavirus in French hospitals rose from 389 to 10,249 on Tuesday, the first time the number of patients has exceeded 10,000 since September 12.

The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care also continued to grow steadily and increased from 75 to 1,824, a 25% increase in just one week.

The cumulative number of deaths since the start of the pandemic in the spring of 2020 stood at more than 119,000 on Monday evening.

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