France has recorded 276 deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours in hospitals compared to 386 the day before, bringing the number of coronavirus-related deaths to 48,518 since the start of the epidemic, saccording to official statistics published on Saturday, November 21.
While the peak of the second wave has undoubtedly been crossed, according to the French public health agency, which called on the French to remain vigilant on Friday, the noose is slowly loosening on the hospital. The intensive care unit was occupied by 4,493 Covid-19 patients on Saturday, including 220 new admissions. A figure which continues to decline for the 5th consecutive day. The day before, these services had 4,566 Covid patients, including 264 new admissions.
In total, 31,365 people carrying the virus were hospitalized on Saturday (regardless of the severity of their condition), against 31,875 the day before. In the same vein, the test positivity rate (proportion of the number of positive people compared to the total number of people tested) continues to fall: 14.8% on Saturday against 15% the day before.