During the past 24 hours, more than 56,000 new cases of coronavirus were detected on Thursday, and nearly 2,500 people were in critical care, a slightly higher number compared to the previous day,
According to figures released by Public Health France.
Specifically 56,854 new cases have been confirmed, according to French public health figures. The health agency said the number exceeded 61,000 on Wednesday.
The white plan in six hospitals
On Thursday morning, Health Minister Olivier Veran gave a much higher figure for a record of infections within 24 hours, at 72,000. A level never reached in two years of the health crisis. And the previous record, about 70,000, dates back to early November 2020. Meanwhile, pressure continues in the hospital with a total of 2,461 patients (2,426 on Wednesday), who were treated in intensive care units dealing with severe forms of the disease. Within 24 hours, 243 patients combined these services.
There were only 1,007 on November 23, the lowest level before the fifth wave of the epidemic arrived in France. Hospitals are now treating 13,363 hospitalized Covid-19 patients (+1,250 in 24 hours). A sign of the strain on hospitals, six regions have already reactivated the white plan, including Ile-de-France on Wednesday, allowing in particular the cancellation of the operations program and the reassignment of staff to critical care services.
A booster dose for 12 million French
The seven-day data, which facilitates daily changes and gives a fundamental trend, is also on the rise. On Thursday, 6,068 hospitalizations were recorded over a week. For critical care admissions, the numbers are respectively 1,405 patients versus 1,381 patients on Wednesday.
The outbreak killed 130 hospitalized patients within 24 hours, according to SPF numbers available from the Geodes database. A total of 120,168 patients have died from Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. Regarding vaccination, 5,223,976 people received at least one injection (77.4% of the total population) and 51,133,749 people were fully vaccinated (75.8% of the total population). Since the beginning of September, 1,298,527 people have received a booster dose.