Coronavirus: More than 400 deaths in hospital in 24 hours (Illustration) -

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The coronavirus epidemic has killed 408 in hospital in twenty-four hours, and the pressure on the hospital system continues to decline slowly, according to data from Public Health France on Monday.

This assessment is up compared to the weekend (198 deaths Sunday, 213 Saturday), a difference generally due to a catch-up effect of the counting of deaths at the beginning of the week.

The overall death toll in France since the start of the epidemic now stands at 52,731.

The highest 24-hour death toll in Wave 2 is 551, recorded on November 9.

More than 3,500 patients in intensive care

The pressure also continues to slowly ease on hospitals: the intensive care units counted 3,739 Covid patients on Monday (against 3,744 Sunday, 3,765 Saturday and 3,871 Friday), with 196 new admissions over twenty-four hours.

The number of hospitalizations linked to Covid-19 is stable, amounting to 28,229 patients against 28,284 the day before (28,139 Saturday, 28,260 Friday), after a peak of more than 33,000 patients reached on November 16.

Some 4,000 new cases of Covid-19

Some 4,005 new cases of contamination have been recorded in the last twenty-four hours, far, again, from peaks of 60,000 cases at the beginning of the month, specifies the health agency.

The start of the week numbers are still bottoming out as fewer tests are done on Sunday.

The positivity rate (proportion of the number of positive people compared to the total number of people tested) continues to decline, to 10.9% (11.1% Sunday, 11.4% Saturday, 11.7% Friday).


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