Coronavirus in France: 85 dead and nearly 30,000 contaminations in 24 hours


The country has been on hiatus since Saturday at 9 p.m., but caregivers continue to see an ever-increasing influx of coronavirus patients. A trend that should continue in the coming days, due to the time needed for any health measure to produce its effects.

The latest figures published this Sunday by Public Health France show 29,837 new coronavirus contaminations recorded since Saturday. This is less than the 32,427 positive cases identified the day before, but this result remains worrying because of the recurring delays in reporting noted on Sunday. Authorities had reported 25,086 new contaminations on Friday and 30,621 on Thursday.

85 new deaths

In the last 24 hours, the health authorities deplore 85 new deaths linked to the coronavirus, against 90 on Saturday. Since the start of the epidemic, the results now show at least 33,477 victims in France, including 22,565 in hospitals alone.

According to the latest official figures, 10,897 patients are currently hospitalized with SARS-CoV-2 infection. (+ 498 in 24 hours). All attention remains focused on resuscitation services. On Sunday, French establishments took care of some 147 new patients requiring specific care, against 175 on Saturday and 212 on Friday.


A total of 1939 patients are currently being cared for in the intensive care units. It should be remembered that France currently has 5,800 places in these specialized services, the authorities claiming to be able to increase the number of beds if necessary.

The positivity rate rises again to 13.2%

The test positivity rate, which measures the proportion of positive people on all the tests carried out, continues to increase to reach 13.2% on Sunday, against 13.1% on Saturday and 12.9% on Friday.

The clusters, to finish. The latest report from Public Health France identifies no less than 1,750 clusters under investigation, 62 more than the day before. The outbreaks grouping together at least three confirmed or probable cases of contamination within a period of seven days are considered to be clusters. Of this total, 355 clusters have been identified in nursing homes.

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