Latest results on Friday, May 29: 52 new deaths from the coronavirus have been recorded in the last 24 hours at the national level. In Occitania, since Tuesday, there have been 4 more deaths and 25 fewer hospitalizations.
The coronavirus epidemic has caused 52 new deaths in 24 hours and the number of patients in intensive care continues to drop, according to the report released Friday by the Directorate General of Health.
While the government launched phase 2 of deconfinement on Thursday, 1,361 patients severely affected by the coronavirus were receiving intensive care on Friday, 68 less than the previous day. In total, the virus has killed 28,714 people since early March.
In 24 hours, the number of deaths recorded in hospitals is 61, but that of deaths in nursing homes and other establishments has been corrected downwards, hence the number of 52 additional deaths on Friday. In all, the virus killed 18,387 in French hospitals, and 10,327 in nursing homes and other establishments.
On its site, Public Health France said Tuesday that the total number of elderly people living in institutions who succumbed to the virus was in fact 14,113 on this date (or about half of the total number of victims), some of them them having died in hospital and not in their nursing homes.
This Friday, 14,695 people remained hospitalized for a Covid-19 infection, and the same four regions (Ile-de-France, Grand-Est, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Hauts-de-France) account for 73% of hospitalized patients in intensive care.
In Occitania, four deaths in three days
In Occitania, the ARS figures for this Friday, summarizing activity in the region for the past three days, are as follows: 247 hospitalizations in progress (- 25 in 3 days), including 44 in intensive care (- 8 in 3 days), as well as 492 deaths in hospital in total (+4 in 3 days).
It is also noted that 512 Covid-19 positive tests have been reported to the Occitania health insurance teams since May 13.