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Covid-19 France: 1,555 in intensive care

The number of people in intensive care suffering from Covid-19 in France continues to slowly decrease.

There were 1,555 patients in critical care units yesterday, the French health authorities announced last night.

This is 54 patients less than the day before despite 37 new admissions.

In total there are 16,264 people currently in hospital suffering from the virus, 534 less than on Tuesday.

Almost three quarters (72%) of patients are in the Île-de-France, Grand-Est, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Hauts-de-France regions.

In total, 28,530 people are recorded as having died since the beginning of the epidemic in France - 18,195 in hospital and 10,335 in care homes.

There were 83 new hospital deaths between Tuesday and Wednesday.

There have now been 145,555 recorded cases of Covid-19 in France with 276 new cases detected from Tuesday to Wednesday.

100,841 people have been hospitalised since the epidemic began and 65,879 have returned home. 

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