Coronavirus: More than 85,000 deaths since the start of the epidemic (Illustration) – AFP

The bar of 85,000 deaths since the start of the coronavirus epidemic has been exceeded, according to figures published by Public Health France. The number of patients hospitalized in intensive care has also continued to increase: 3,435 Covid-19 patients are currently in shifts, against 3,407 on Monday. These services, which take care of the most serious forms, recorded 345 new admissions in twenty-four hours. The 3,400 mark was exceeded on Monday, for the first time since early December.

In total, 25,660 patients with a diagnosis of Covid-19 are hospitalized, or 171 less than the day before, with 1,780 new hospitalizations in twenty-four hours.

More than 300 additional deaths in hospital

Since the start of the epidemic, Covid-19 has killed 85,070, including 60,469 in hospitals (or 314 deaths in twenty-four hours in hospital) and 24,601 in nursing homes and other medico-social establishments.

Since Monday, 20,064 new contaminations have been recorded, a figure in line with the average daily figures. As for several days, the positivity rate which measures the percentage of people positive for the Sars-CoV-2 virus among those tested is up to 6.5%, against 6.4% the day before.

In terms of vaccination, 1,234,673 people are now vaccinated against Covid-19 (after two injections), according to figures adopted on Monday, and 2,603,702 people have received at least one dose of vaccine.



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