The number of new covid-19 infections in France has risen sharply with 2524 cases in the last 24 hours, well above the 1397 recorded on Tuesday, the country’s General Directorate of Health (DGS) said on Wednesday.
The evolution over the last week in the number of new people infected with covid-19 is upward, registering 11,663 cases, highlighted the DGS in a statement, cited by the agency EFE.
In a week, between 3 and 9 August, the positive rate also rose 2.2%, increasing one tenth compared to data released on Tuesday and following the trend seen in recent days.
In addition to these figures, France has accelerated testing, with a total of 606 487 in the last week.
On the official website on the Internet that tracks the evolution of the pandemic in that country, DGS has registered a total of 206 696 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.
There are currently 217 outbreaks of contagion to be monitored across the country, 25 more than the previous day.
Despite this, the number of patients hospitalized for the new coronavirus has decreased to 4891, from 5012 registered on Tuesday.
In the last 24 hours, 143 new hospitalizations took place and of all infected patients hospitalized, 379 are in intensive care units.
France still adds 18 more deaths in hospitals in 24 hours. DGS does not update the death toll outside hospitals every day.
In total, 30 371 people have died in France since March due to covid-19.
The French Government announced this Wednesday that it will increase the number of police officers so that the obligation to use masks is effectively fulfilled, a rule that is being implemented in more cities in areas where there is a greater concentration of people.