Coronavirus in France: the results of this Thursday, September 2

In the grip of a fourth epidemic wave, France is experiencing a fluctuation in the number of patients hospitalized due to Covid-19. Daily update on the epidemic in France, with figures from Public Health France and the Ministry of Health.

CONTAMINATIONS

This Thursday, September 2, 15,911 new cases of Covid-19 were identified in 24 hours, according to figures from Public Health France, a total of 6,799,240 confirmed cases since the start of the epidemic. The positivity rate, which measures the number of positive cases compared to the number of people tested, stood at 2.6% against 2.8% yesterday.

HOSPITALIZATIONS

French hospitals have counted 10,934 Covid patients, including 648 admitted in the past 24 hours. For the first time since August 22, their number fell below the 11,000 mark.

Hospital pressure remains strong in three departments: Bouches-du-Rhône (967 people hospitalized), Martinique (727) and Guadeloupe (586).

Critical care services, which welcome patients with the most serious forms, treat 2,275 patients, 143 of whom were admitted between Wednesday and Thursday. They were 2,294 the day before and 2,261 last Thursday.

For ten days, the number of patients admitted to these intensive care units has fluctuated between 2,200 and nearly 2,300 without showing a clear downward trend.

DEATHS

104 people have succumbed to Covid-19 in hospitals in the past 24 hours, bringing the total toll of this epidemic in France to 114,680 deaths.

THE VACCINATION

Since the start of the vaccination campaign in France, 48,877,298 people have received at least one injection (i.e. 72.5% of the total population) and 44,838,424 people now have a complete vaccination schedule (i.e. 66.5% of the total population).

France launched its so-called third dose vaccination booster campaign on Wednesday, which concerns the oldest and most vulnerable people vaccinated for six months or more.

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