France reported 369 extra coronavirus deaths on Saturday, a drop on earlier days, with the variety of folks in intensive care falling for the 17th day in a row.
Whereas 22,614 folks have died from the virus in France for the reason that starting of March, well being officers mentioned the mortality price in hospitals was the bottom in a month, with 198 deaths in 24 hours.
Nevertheless, 171 died in retirement and care properties, and officers mentioned they had been fearful by a rise in critically ailing sufferers affected by different circumstances.
Greater than 7,500 folks at the moment are being handled within the intensive care items throughout France — which is 50 % greater than the nation’s whole capability earlier than the epidemic struck.
Regardless of some encouraging, the system was nonetheless below pressure, officers mentioned.
“The rise within the variety of sufferers in intensive care reveals the need for these with power ailments to be taken care of in addition to taking good care of these in emergency conditions,” an announcement mentioned.
“If the care… (of these with power issues) is interrupted for a very long time, their diseases will develop into extra critical.”
Officers urged folks with power ailments who’re sick to not be afraid of contacting their docs or medical carers.