More than 2,500 confirmed cases of Covid-19 were recorded in 24 hours, an increase unprecedented since the month of may, according to the balance sheet daily to the Directorate-general of Health (DGS), published on Wednesday, which noted a "sharp deterioration" of the indicators. In a week, out of a total of more than 600,000 tests, 11 633 people were diagnosed positive to the new coronavirus, of which 2 524 in the last 24 hours.
The positivity rate is now 2.2 %, higher as well (1.6% in the week of 27 July to 2 August). "This confirms the increase in viral circulation on the territory ", commented the DGS. "Indicators for monitoring the epidemic on the national territory show a clear degradation over the course of the last few days ", she added, including that several departments have an impact is " close to the alert threshold set at 50 cases per 100 000 inhabitants per week ". "It is essential in this period of vacation, in any place and at any time, that individually and collectively we continue our efforts to prevent a resumption of the epidemic," stressed the press release.
In addition, 18 new outbreaks of grouped cases (" clusters ") were identified in 24 hours, bringing the total to 896, whose 578 closed. The number of patients Covid-19 resuscitation (cpr), almost stable since the end of July, decreased to 379, 12 less than on Tuesday. The Île-de-France, Auvergne, Rhône-Alpes, in the Hauts-de-France and Guyana comprise 69 % of these patients in the icu. France now has more than 30 371 people died from Covid-19 since the beginning of the epidemic (17 more than Tuesday), 19 of which 866 within hospitals and 10 505 in institutions, social and medico-social, in particular the long-term care facilities (figure dating back to Tuesday).
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