The rise in new COVID-19 cases in France slows down sharply, hospitalizations are decreasing – fr

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The rise in new COVID-19 cases in France slows down sharply, hospitalizations are decreasing – fr


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 coronavirus pandemic in France , May 4, 2021. REUTERS / Benoit Tessier

The number of new COVID-19 infections in France is increasing much more slowly and hospitalizations declined on Wednesday, in the first week after the French government eased its third national lockdown.

The number of new positive cases increased by 26,000 to a total of 5.71 million, an increase of 2.52% from a week ago and the smallest weekly increase since the end of July 2020, according to data from the Ministry of Health. From the end of March to mid-April, the week-to-week increases were 5% to 6%.

The number of COVID-19 patients in French hospitals fell from 741 to 27,686, the largest one-day drop since late November, in the final days of France’s second national lockdown.

Pressure on emergency departments has also eased, with the number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care down 102 to 5,402 from a one-year high of 6,0001 less ago. two weeks.

France also reported 244 new deaths from COVID-19 in hospitals, virtually unchanged from 243 on Tuesday, bringing the cumulative toll to 105,631.

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