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.