While the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic hits France and a third wave threatens the post-holidays, the update on Covid-19 with figures from Public Health France.
This Tuesday, December 22, the health authorities recorded 11,795 new cases of contamination. That is a total of 2,490,946 confirmed cases since the start of the epidemic.
The test positivity rate is established at 4.4%.
8,887 new hospitalizations were recorded over the last 7 days, including 1,168 in intensive care.
386 people have died from Covid-19 in hospitals in the past 24 hours, a level not seen since November 30. In addition, 416 deaths reported in nursing homes and medico-social establishments between Saturday and Tuesday. This brings the total death toll to 61,702 since the start of the epidemic, including 42,507 in hospital.
2,335 clusters were under investigation as of December 21, including 839 in nursing homes.
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