PARIS – France announced on Monday a new drop in hospitalizations for coronavirus infections as well as a decrease in the number of patients in intensive care units in a new sign that its health system is capable of coping with the pandemic for now.
The Department of Health said the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, had dropped to 6,983 from 7,062 on July 10, continuing a week-long downward trend.
The number of people in intensive care units fell to 492 from 496.
The total number of deaths in France is 30,004.
(Report by Matthias Blamont, edited by Franklin Paul)