Covid-19: hospitalizations still on the rise


Critical care services, including resuscitation, support 3,560 people (3,543 the day before) with the most serious forms of the disease and counted 197 new admissions between Friday and Saturday.

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The number of hospitalizations linked to Covid-19 has increased again in the past 24 hours, with 18,811 patients in total according to figures published on Saturday January 1 by Public Health France.

New admissions, however, fell slightly with 1,102 patients in the last 24 hours, against 1,928 recorded on New Year’s Eve.

Critical care services, including resuscitation, support 3,560 people (3,543 the day before) with the most serious forms of the disease, and counted 197 new admissions between Friday and Saturday.

In 24 hours, 111 people have died of Covid-19 in hospital, bringing the total death toll to 123,851 since the start of the epidemic.

The virus continues to gallop, pushed by the Omicron variant, particularly contagious and now the majority in France. On Wednesday, the country had crossed for the first time the threshold of 200,000 contaminations in 24 hours. On Saturday, 219,126 cases were recorded (against 232,200 on Friday)

Faced with this “tsunami”, the government announced new health restriction measures such as the compulsory recourse to teleworking in the companies concerned, the return of gauges for public events.



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