The number of hospitalized Covid-19 patients and patients in critical care continued to increase on Sunday, with more than 7,500 patients in hospital, according to figures from Public Health France.
The number of Covid patients in the hospital is now 7,581, including 312 new hospitalizations in 24 hours, against 7,409 the day before and 6,843 last Sunday.
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Critical care services, which welcome the most seriously ill, counted 1,139 patients on Sunday (including 69 admissions in 24 hours), against 1,099 on Saturday and 886 a week ago.
This indicator had fallen below the threshold of 1,000 on July 7, before starting to climb slowly.
The number of cases of contamination was not yet published in the early evening.
In an interview with Ouest-France published this weekend, the Minister of Health qualifies the situation as "very fragile and uncertain".
“We don't know how the Delta variant will behave over the summer, at home and with our neighbors.
And we observe very strong territorial disparities, in France, concerning the incidence rates and the evolution of the virus.
Many departments are on the steep slope, ”he added.
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