The number of hospitalized Covid-19 patients remains at a high level, around 27,000, as well as that of patients in intensive care (around 3,000), according to figures released on Saturday by the French public health agency.
According to the latest report published on Saturday by Public Health France, 27,242 people were hospitalized due to Covid-19, including 3,103 in intensive care (the services reserved for the most seriously ill patients).
These levels are similar to those of the day before (27.270 and 3.120).
Three weeks earlier, on January 9, there were approximately 24,000 hospitalized Covid patients, including 2,600 in intensive care.
24,392 new cases were identified in 24 hours.
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More than 75,000 dead
On average, over the last 7 days, around 1,600 new Covid patients are hospitalized every day in France, including 250 in shifts.
In addition, 242 deaths were recorded at the hospital in 24 hours, for a total of more than 75,862 deaths since the start of the epidemic.
Four weeks after the start of vaccination in France, nearly 1.45 million people received at least one dose of the vaccine.
Among them, just over 41,000 have already received the two doses, according to Public Health France.
Despite an epidemic situation deemed "worrying", the government decided on Friday evening to play a last card to avoid a third confinement, by strengthening several restrictive measures.