Coronavirus / France: New increase in the number of patients in intensive care

The number of patients with COVID-19 treated in intensive care units in France rose to 5,984 on Tuesday, 14 more than the day before. / Photo taken on April 7, 2021 / REUTERS / Stéphane Mahé

STEPHANE MAHE

PARIS (Reuters) – The number of COVID-19 patients treated in intensive care units in France stood at 5,984 on Tuesday, 14 more than the day before, data released by the Ministry of Health shows.

France has also recorded 374 new deaths in 24 hours in hospitals, for a total of 75,384 deaths in hospitals since the start of the pandemic.

As of April 20, 12,999,655 people had received at least one dose of COVID vaccine (i.e. 19.4% of the total population and 24.8% of the adult population) and 4,845,217 people had received two injections (i.e. 7.2% of the total population and 9.2% of the adult population), according to figures communicated by the General Directorate of Health.

(Benoît Van Overstraeten, edited by Jean-Stéphane Brosse)

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