France reports lowest number of Covid-19 deaths in 7 months – fr

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France records largest drop in number of Covid intensive care patients in a year – fr


FRance reported its lowest number of Covid-19 deaths in seven months as lockdown restrictions in the country begin to ease.

The country’s daily toll fell to a low of 70 on Sunday, while the seven-day moving average of new daily cases fell below the 13,000 level for the first time since late 2020.

Health ministry figures released over the weekend also showed that the number of people treated for the disease in intensive care units fell for the 20th day in a row, from 29 to 3,515, or nearly half of the number of people being treated for the disease in intensive care units. total five weeks ago.
It comes as France gradually eases its lockdown with high schools now reopened after a four-week hiatus to ease the wave of infections.
Residents are now allowed to travel more than 10 kilometers from their homes and can travel anywhere in the country.
The government hopes to lift all major restrictions by the end of June.
After a slow start, France’s vaccination program has gained momentum, with 34.5% of the total population having received at least one vaccine on Sunday and 14.5% two vaccines.
There has also been an increase in the number of people downloading the country’s contact tracing app.
It has now been downloaded by 16.5 million people, the digital affairs minister told Reuters, exceeding the minimum level necessary to work efficiently.

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