Covid-19: 429 new deaths this Thursday, drop in the number of hospitalizations and resuscitations

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The Covid-19 is the cause of the death of 429 additional patients for 24 hours, this Thursday in France. The number of hospitalized and intensive care patients continues to decline.

429 French women and men have died from Covid-19 for 24 hours in France, according to figures announced this Thursday evening by the Director General of Health Jérome Salomon. The coronavirus has killed 47,127 people since arriving on French soil at the start of the year.

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The number of people hospitalized fell by 466 in 24 hours. 32,345 Covid-19 patients are currently in a hospital.

The number of patients in intensive care is also down by 106 people in 24 hours, with 4,653 people admitted to an intensive care unit.

Over the past 24 hours, 21,150 new contaminations have been recorded by Public Health France. This is the lowest weekday figure since October 20. Since the start of the epidemic, 2,086,288 people have tested positive.

Another figure announced by the Director General of Health: “The effective R has been below 1 for a few days, which testifies to a slowdown in the circulation of the virus”. The “R” corresponds to the rate of circulation of the virus in the territory. It oscillates between 0.75 and 0.89, said Jérôme Salomon.

During his weekly press conference this Thursday evening, Olivier Véran the Minister of Health affirmed that “the virus circulates less quickly than before confinement but that the health burden is high in hospitals”. The Minister of Health called on the French not to “relax our vigilance and our efforts”. He clarified that “deconfinement is not topical”.