PARIS | The epidemic of the coronavirus has made 22 614 deaths in France since the beginning of march, with 369 new deaths in 24 hours, according to the balance sheet reported Saturday evening by the Directorate-general of health, marked by a significant drop in deaths at the hospital.
The epidemic has killed 14 050 people in the hospital, including 198 deaths in 24 hours, the balance sheet daily, the lowest for a month, and 8564 in the long-term care facilities and other medico-social establishments (+171), said the DGS in a press release.
In the icu, the number of patients down now for 17 days in a row with now 4725 persons admitted, 145 at least since Friday. Even if, in the course of the last 24 h, 124 new patients COVID-19 have been admitted, according to the DGS.
This important indicator of the pressure of the epidemic on the hospital system had dropped Friday below 5000 for the first time since march 29.
The DGS, however, stressed ” the very significant number of patients in the icu from all causes (7525), greater than about 50% of the initial capacity of resuscitation in France.”