60,900 deaths in France, more than 1,200 new patients hospitalized in 24 hours

    60,900 deaths in France, more than 1,200 new patients hospitalized in 24 hours

    According to the latest figures published Monday evening, 60,900 people have died from the coronavirus in France since the start of the epidemic. The number of people positive for Covid-19 is 5,797 cases in 24 hours, but the figures for Monday are rarely precise, the returns of tests are often less important on weekends.

    Since the start of the epidemic in France, 60,900 people have died from the coronavirus in France, including 351 in the last 24 hours, according to figures from Public Health France published on Monday. In total, 5,797 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded by Public Health France (against 12,799 the day before). However, the figures published on Mondays should be taken with caution since they are published after weekends when the ascent is slower. In total, 2,479,151 cases of coronavirus have been identified since the start of the epidemic in France.

    The number of hospitalizations on the rise

    For several days, the authorities have been worried about a “worrying” resumption of the epidemic, on the eve of the end of the year holidays. As of Monday, more than 1,200 new people (1,284) have been hospitalized in the past 24 hours because of the Covid-19. In an interview with Sunday newspaper, epidemiologist Arnaud Fontanet was worried about the maintenance on a “high plateau” of the daily number of admissions of Covid-19 patients in hospitals. “It has stagnated at 1,500 admissions per day for three weeks. On the eve of the holidays, this high plateau does not say anything good,” said this member of the Scientific Council who advises the government.

    The number of Covid-19 patients currently hospitalized stands at 25,233 (or 240 more than Sunday) and 2,746 are in intensive care (8 less than the day before), according to data from Public Health France.

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