French firefighters from Marins-Pompiers of Marseille sporting protecting equipments escort on a stretcher an 84 year-old man, suspected of being contaminated with the novel coronavirus, on the emergency companies of Hopital Nord hospital in Marseille, on April 6, 2020, on the twenty-first day of a lockdown in France geared toward curbing the unfold of the COVID-19. Christophe SIMON / AFP
France on Monday reported that 833 extra folks had died of COVID-19 in hospitals and nursing houses over the earlier 24 hours, its highest every day toll for the reason that epidemic started.
“We have not reached the end of the ascent of this epidemic,” Well being Minster Olivier Veran advised reporters, as he introduced the brand new toll which introduced the whole quantity killed within the coronavirus epidemic in France to eight,911.
The figures have been a reminder to France — which has been in lockdown since March 17 in a bid to sluggish the unfold of the virus — of the lengthy street forward after a number of days the place key knowledge had improved considerably.
France is now giving a every day mixed toll of deaths in hospitals and nursing houses. Beforehand it had solely given the hospital toll every day.
Of the brand new deaths, 605 have been registered in hospitals, Veran stated.
“It is not over. Far from that. The path is long. The figures that I have announced show this,” he stated. “Stay at home and continue this confinement effort,” he added.
Veran stated that 478 extra folks had gone into intensive care during the last 24 hours, the next determine than in earlier days.
However in additional optimistic information, he stated that counting sufferers who had left intensive care, there have been only a web whole of 94 extra sufferers in intensive care, the bottom such determine for the reason that confinement started.
“We see that the confinement has a palpable impact. In France we are beginning to feel it.”
Veran stated that the newest figures from statistical modelling confirmed that the replica fee (R0) — the variety of folks a mean contaminated individual infects — was falling in France.
If the quantity is beneath 1.zero it means the common sufferer infects lower than one individual, giving hope that the epidemic will finish.
“Due to the confinement, this R0 is round 1.zero and possibly a little bit beneath and in some areas clearly beneath.
“In different areas it’s above 1.zero so because of this we should keep at house.”
Veran stated that in nursing houses — the place a complete of two,417 folks have died for the reason that begin of the epidemic — a “vast operation” of testing would start to higher defend residents.