nearly 1,700 deaths in France


The number of coronavirus-related deaths recorded in hospitals in France since the start of the epidemic amounts to 1,696 deaths including 365 recorded during the last twenty-four hours, said Thursday evening, the Director General of Health, Jerôme Solomon.

Currently, “there have been 1,696 deaths since the start of hospital surveillance,” said the French official, who announced the death of a 16-year-old girl in Île-de-France.

In his daily press briefing, the Director General of Health also reported on the hospitalization of 13,904 people, including 3,375 admitted to intensive care (+548 in one day). Among patients in serious condition, 34% are under 60 and 58% between 60 and 80, he said.

In addition, 4,948 people are cured, discharged from the hospital, against 3,900 on Wednesday, “a figure that is growing very quickly,” said Jerôme Salomon.

In support of efforts by hospitals in France to respond to the surge in coronavirus cases, French President Emmanuel Macron announced Wednesday the launch of a military operation called “Resilience”.

This operation will be entirely devoted to helping and supporting the populations as well as supporting the public service to deal with the Covid-19 epidemic in mainland France and overseas, particularly in the health, logistics and of protection.

M.S. (with MAP)

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