With less than 9,000 patients hospitalized because of Covid-19, hospital pressure in France is at its lowest for eight months.

The decline continues in particular in intensive care units, with a little more than 1,300 patients on Monday at the end of the day, according to official figures.

The decline continues in hospitals, with 1,304 patients in intensive care on Monday and less than 9,000 hospitalized Covid-19 patients, to the lowest for more than eight months, according to official figures. Critical care, reserved for the most seriously ill, counted 1,304 patients on Monday against 1,345 Sunday and 1,655 a week ago. This indicator has never been so low since October 3. 41 patients were admitted to these services in 24 hours. 

In total, hospitals welcomed 8,846 people with a Covid-10 diagnosis, against 8,986 the day before and some 31,000 in mid-April, at the peak of the third wave.

Hospital services recorded the arrival of 176 patients in 24 hours.

44 people died in 24 hours (40 the previous Monday).

The toll has now reached 111,041 deaths since the start of the epidemic, at the start of 2020. Since the day before, 509 cases of Covid have been recorded with a stable positivity rate for a few days, at 0.8%. 

Almost a third of the population fully vaccinated

On the vaccination side, almost half of the population (49.7%%, 33,514,605 ​​people) has received at least one injection and almost a third (32.2%, or 21,735,972 people) is completely vaccinated (either with two doses or with just one for those who had already had the Covid or received the Janssen vaccine). In recent days, the government and health authorities have insisted on the importance of being fully vaccinated to block the Delta variant of the coronavirus, which is more transmissible than other strains.