Ihe slight epidemic rebound from this fifth wave, which began at the end of March, is confirmed. According to official figures published on Monday April 4, hospitalizations linked to Covid-19 as well as contaminations continue to increase. While 22,251 patients were treated in French hospitals on Sunday (compared to 21,073 a week ago), there were already 22,835 on Monday, or 584 more. Over the past seven days, 8,513 hospitalizations have been recorded, compared to 6,968 the previous Monday. This figure is still far from the recent peak of the wave reached in early February (more than 33,350), but confirms a slight rise in the fifth wave observed since the end of March.
The pressure remains contained on the critical care services, which treat the most serious cases of the disease. On Monday, 1,541 patients were cared for in these services (including intensive care), a figure that has been stable for several days. On the other hand, over the last seven days, 770 new Covid patients have been admitted to these services, compared to 612 the previous Monday.
Covid-19: the rebound of the epidemic is confirmed
Sars-CoV-2 virus infections remain at a high level, with a seven-day average of more than 138,000 daily cases, 10,000 more than a week ago – 27,648 positive cases were recorded this Monday but at the end of a weekend, this indicator is not significant for a single day. In 24 hours, the disease claimed 147 people, bringing the toll of the pandemic to 142,655 deaths for just over two years.
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