France reports COVID-19 patients in intensive care at new 2021 high
The number of people in intensive care units with COVID-19 in French hospitals has risen by 66 to 4,353, a new 2021 high, the health ministry ...
WorldA patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is seen in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Clinique de l'Estree - ELSAN private hospital in Stains, near Paris, France, March 18, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier21 Mar 2021 03:59AM
Share this contentBookmarkPARIS: The number of people in intensive care units with COVID-19 in French hospitals has risen by 66 to 4,353, a new 2021 high, the health ministry reported on Saturday (Mar 20).In a separate statement, the ministry said that by Saturday 6.14 million people had received a first COVID-19 vaccine shot, or 11.7per cent of the adult population.
AdvertisementAdvertisementIt also published data for Friday after technical problems prevented the release of its daily report.The number of new positive cases of COVID-19 rose by 35,088 on Friday to 4.22 million, following an increase of 38,501 the previous day, while the cumulative death toll rose by 285 to 91,964, compared with a rise of 268 on Thursday. headtopics.com
The comparable figures for Saturday were not available.Nearly a third of French people entered a month-long lockdown on Saturday as the government aims to contain the spread of the virus in the Paris region and parts of northern France. Read more: CNA »