Coronavirus in France: hospitalizations on the rise, for the first time since May

CORONAVIRUS – The number of people hospitalized for a Covid-19 infection has increased for the first time since May 24, according to the latest epidemic report published on Monday, August 10 by the General Directorate of Health (DGS)

180 people were hospitalized in 24 hours, bringing the total number of hospitalizations in France to 5,045.

Increase in cases in Paris and Marseille

The number of people diagnosed positive for the coronavirus, meanwhile, has increased even more in the last 24 hours with 785 new cases, a daily increase, however, less significant than that observed last week. The DGS had announced 2,288 new positives on Friday, 1604 on Thursday, and 1,695 on Wednesday. In total, 10,800 new cases were registered in one week.

However, “the circulation of the virus is intensifying, especially among young people and in certain regions, in the metropolitan areas of Paris and Marseille,” the DGS detailed in a press release.

“Adolescents and young adults, with a lower risk of developing a serious form of the disease, can help spread the virus and infect their loved ones, parents, grandparents and fragile people, for whom the consequences can be serious”, recalls the Directorate General of Health.

Resuscitations on the rise

In addition, since Sunday, 21 new clusters have appeared in the country, bringing their total number to 851 since the deconfinement in May (but 519 have been closed).

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The number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care increased slightly with 396 patients, 13 more than on Friday. This balance of patients in intensive care has fluctuated between increase and decrease for several days, thus breaking with the continuous decrease that had been observed since April.

France now has 30,340 people who have died from Covid-19 since the start of the epidemic (16 more than on Friday), including 19,834 in hospitals and 10,506 in social and medico-social establishments (Ehpad). This last figure, which dates from last Tuesday, will be updated on August 11.

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