However, after skyrocketing in the past two days, the number of patients in intensive care units in French hospitals for COVID-19 has dropped by four, to 384.
And the total number of people hospitalized for the disease has dropped from 14 to 5,148, following a two-and-a-half-month downtrend and suggesting that the peak in cases has yet to translate into further strain on the system. health.
The number of people in intensive care units for the virus peaked at 7,148 on April 8 and the total number of hospitalizations at 32,292 on April 14.
French health authorities have reported nine more deaths from the disease, bringing the total to 30,305, the seventh highest in the world. The number of confirmed cases stands at 194,029.
(Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Franklin Paul and Alison Williams)