At the end of a week marked by numerous computer problems which have often distorted the data recorded, the health authorities count on Christmas Day 159 deaths linked to Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, as well as 20,262 new cases.
Thursday, 21,634 new cases had been reported to Public Health France. But this number included “the catching up of data of the day before which could not be counted in the base”. In total, SARS-CoV-2 claimed the lives of 62,427 patients in the country.
2616 patients in intensive care
This Friday, 24,359 patients remained hospitalized in the country for coronavirus contamination, against 24,639 on Thursday. Of this total, 2,616 patients present with a state of health that requires treatment within the intensive care unit.