France records an increase in hospitalizations linked to COVID-19 – .

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France records biggest jump in COVID-19 hospital patients since spring – .


A COVID-19 patient connected to a ventilator tube in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the private hospital Center Cardiologique du Nord in Saint-Denis, near Paris, amid the coronavirus disease pandemic in France , May 4, 2021. REUTERS / Benoit Tessier

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PARIS, December 7 (Reuters) – France on Tuesday recorded an increase in hospitalizations linked to COVID-19 as an increase in new infections in mid-November led to an increase in the number of patients.

The health ministry said the number of COVID-19 patients in French hospitals increased by 618 to 12,714, the second-highest day-on-day net increase this year behind the 732 net increase on April 6 , when the number of patients exceeded 30,600.

Due to one of the highest vaccination rates in Europe, an increase in new cases now has less impact on the number of hospitals than in spring.

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France also reported that the number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care units increased from 160 to 2,351, the second highest increase this year. On April 6, the number of intensive care units increased from 193 to 5,626.

France also reported 59,019 new confirmed cases of infection, bringing the cumulative total to 7.99 million.

The daily number of new cases remained below the highs of over 60,000 seen in the spring, but the seven-day moving average of new infections peaked at over 44,500 a day for the new year, although the rate increase – to less than 40% per week – week – was lower than the more than 80% seen two weeks ago.

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Report de Geert De Clercq Montage par David Goodman, Angus MacSwan, William Maclean

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