With 4,974 Covid-19 patients registered in intensive care on Monday, the peak of the second wave of the epidemic in the fall has been exceeded, according to daily figures published on Monday by the French public health agency.
The peak of the second wave was reached on November 16, with 4,903 Covid patients in intensive care. At the peak of the first wave, in the spring of 2020, that number was around 7,000.
Including Covid patients and others, nearly 9 out of 10 intensive care beds (6,833 out of 7,665 as of March 26) are currently occupied in France, according to other figures communicated to AFP by the Ministry of Health.
According to the latest data from Public Health France, stopped on Thursday, the incidence rate has further climbed in Ile-de-France to 640 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants over seven days, as in Hauts-de-France, to 502.