The number of people infected with Coronavirus in intensive care units in France decreased by 16 cases to 2896, which is the first decrease in two weeks after a period of sharp increases.
The number of people in intensive care is a major indicator of the health system’s ability to respond to a pandemic.
The government has said it wants that number to remain steady between 2,500 and 3,000 before considering easing curfews, but it has remained steadily high since early January.
The French Ministry of Health also recorded 23,924 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 during the past 24 hours, up from 23,292 cases and 21,406 injuries recorded on Friday and Saturday, respectively. The total number of cases in France is 3.04 million.
The daily death toll in hospitals with COVID-19 has decreased to 230 from 319 on Friday.
Earlier, French Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Twitter that France had now vaccinated 1 million people against COVID-19.