Covid-19: more than 5,700 patients in intensive care, an unprecedented number since the first wave

According to data from Public Health France published on Saturday, 5,769 patients are currently admitted to intensive care or intensive care.

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Day after day, the number of Covid-19 patients hospitalized in intensive care continues to increase. Saturday April 10, it climbed to 5,769, the highest for nearly a year, according to figures released by Public Health France.

This figure has increased by a thousand in just 15 days. And it had not been so high since April 17, 2020. The health agency said Saturday that 388 people had been admitted to critical care services (resuscitation, intensive care, continuous monitoring) in 24 hours. On Friday, the Minister of Health Olivier Véran estimated that these services would continue to fill up “for at least 15 days”.

The number of hospitalized patients, however, fell on Saturday for the second day in a row, to 30,238. In the last 24 hours, 43,284 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded on Saturday April 10, according to data from Public Health France. Or 38,301 cases per day, on average, over the last 7 days.

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