The coronavirus caused 365 deaths recorded in the hospital in 24 hours including, “for the first time, a young girl of 16 years” in Ile-de-France, bringing the assessment to 1 696 deaths since the beginning of the epidemic , announced Thursday evening the Director General of Health Jérôme Salomon. It’s an acceleration from Wednesday’s toll of 231 dead in one day.
According to Professor Salomon, 3,375 patients are now in intensive care (+548 in one day) with a severe form of the disease, out of a total of 13,904 (+ 2,365) patients hospitalized in France.
“All causes combined, compared to the expected”, Prof. Salomon indicated that “over the last week”, mortality has particularly increased in the Great East + 29.9%, Corsica (+ 39.2%) , Hauts de France (+ 12.8%), Ile-de-France (+ 13.7%) and Bourgogne Franche Comté (+ 18.9%).
“This is a mortality mainly observed in people over 65 years old,” he noted.
“The epidemic continues to get worse”
With the exception of the 16-year-old girl who died in Ile-de-France, 34% of people in intensive care are under the age of 60 and 58% between 60 and 80.
Professor Salomon, who delivers the national balance sheet every evening, warned that “the epidemic continues to worsen” and mobilizes “in an exceptional and unprecedented manner” all hospitals, public and private: 576 of them are now receiving “covid-19 positive” patients.
The director general of health also specified that 4,948 people have already left the hospital cured, against 3,900 on Wednesday, “a figure that is growing very quickly”. “Even if there are serious forms, even if there are deaths, there is an immense majority of people who recover, who leave the hospital or who remain confined at home. And cure naturally.” , underlines Professor Salomon.