Covid-19 France:351 new deaths but critical cases fall

There were 351 new deaths in France from Covid-19 in the 24 hours Wednesday to Thursday this week but the number of people in intensive care continues to decrease.

15 May 2020

There are currently 20,463 people in hospital due to the virus, 608 less than the day before.

This figure includes 2,299 patients in intensive care – 129 less than on Wednesday.

There have been 27,425 deaths since the start of the epidemic in France, with 10,201 of them in care homes.

This week, there were 348 deaths from Monday to Tuesday, and 83 deaths from Tuesday to Wednesday. Of the 351 new deaths from Wednesday to Thursday, 228 concern people in care homes and 123 patients at hospital.

From Monday to Tuesday, 183 patients died at the hospital, and 98 died from Tuesday to Wednesday, as shown on the graph from the Health Ministry, below. 

Daily number of deaths at the hospital © Ministère des solidarités et de la santé

There have now been 141,356 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in France with 622 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours.

59,605 patients have been able to leave hospital and go home since the beginning of the epidemic.

Globally, the virus has killed 296,680 people (151,749 in Europe), the national health agency Santé Publique France states.

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