Greater than 12,000 individuals have died of Covid-19 in France since March 1, together with 8,044 in hospitals and 4,166 in nursing properties, introduced Thursday, the Director Common of Well being Jérôme Salomon. He additionally factors out that, for the primary time, the variety of intensive care sufferers has decreased prior to now twenty-four hours.
The coronavirus pandemic has brought on 12,210 deaths in France since March 1, introduced Thursday, April 9, Director Common of Well being Jérôme Salomon.
The every day demise toll in French hospitals continued to drop for the second consecutive day to 424 deaths, he stated. The day earlier than, it was 562, in response to figures revealed on the location of Public Well being France.
In nursing properties and medico-social institutions, the toll elevated by 929 deaths, however the counting didn’t begin till the tip of March and couldn’t be up to date on Wednesday on account of a "technical drawback".
A unfavourable resuscitation steadiness for the primary time
The overall variety of severe circumstances in intensive care quantities to 7,066 however for the primary time, the steadiness between admissions and discharges of sufferers in intensive care within the final 24 hours is unfavourable (-82), noticed the director normal of well being.
This determine, very scrutinized by professionals as a result of reflecting the "strain" on the well being system, means that "we’re progressively curbing the epidemic," stated Jerome Salomon.
Nonetheless, "if we will hope for a plateau (within the pandemic) it’s a very excessive plateau and we should stay extraordinarily cautious", he harassed, calling on "to redouble our collective and united efforts", particularly by containment and barrier gestures.