DIRECT – Coronavirus: ever more busy intensive care units

While France exceeded the 10 million first injections on Thursday, the Covid-19 epidemic continues to fill the resuscitation services. Follow all the news of the crisis.


The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalized in intensive care continued to increase, climbing to 5,769, the highest for nearly a year, according to figures released Saturday by Public Health France. This figure has increased by a thousand in just 15 days. And it hadn’t been this high since April 17, 2020.

The health agency said on Saturday that 388 people had been admitted to critical care services (resuscitation, intensive care, continuous monitoring) in 24 hours. On Friday, the Minister of Health Olivier Véran estimated that these services would continue to fill up “for at least 15 days”.


The Association of Rural Mayors of France (AMRF) rejects the recommendations of the Scientific Council for the organization of the ballot for regional and departmental elections, according to a letter from their president Michel Fournier consulted on Saturday by AFP.

In particular, the demand that members of polling stations be vaccinated is considered “unacceptable”. In an opinion delivered on March 29 to Matignon, the Scientific Council recommended “to solicit vaccinated people”, “that is to say older people”, to run the offices.


Prime Minister Jean Castex visits a vaccinodrome in Lyon.


A causal link between the formation of blood clots and the injection of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine has not been established at this stage, the United States Medicines Agency (FDA) assured, saying it was investigating on cases in the United States.


Brooklyn’s famed Coney Island theme park reopened on Friday, to the delight of ride operators and dozens of families.

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