France reports 3,206 people in intensive care units with COVID-19 –

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France reports 3,206 people in intensive care units with COVID-19 – fr


FILE PHOTO: A health worker takes care of a COVID-19 patient in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the private hospital of the Center Cardiologique du Nord in Saint-Denis, near Paris, amid the pandemic of coronavirus in France, May 4, 2021. REUTERS / Benoit Tessier

PARIS (Reuters) – France reported on Thursday that the number of people in intensive care units with COVID-19 fell from 124 to 3,206, while the total number of people hospitalized with the disease fell from 652 to 17941.

The Department of Health also reported 13,933 new viral infections, bringing the total to 5.63 million, an increase of 1.2% from a week ago, when the total was closely revised downward. 350,000 cases to eliminate double counting of people who have been tested multiple times.

The seven-day moving average of new cases, which peaked at over 42,000 in mid-April, fell further to 9,583, remaining below 10,000 for the second day in a row.

France has recorded 142 new coronavirus deaths in hospitals, a number lower than Wednesday but higher than a week ago. The total death toll from COVID-19 now stands at more than 109,000.

Report by Matthieu Protard; Editing by Edmund Blair and Jane Merriman

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