Covid-19. At the hospital, the critical care services are still observing a slow reflux of

The number of patients with Covid-19 hospitalized in critical care continues to decline, but slowly, with 3,746 patients, according to figures from Public Health France, published on Saturday January 22, 2022.

With 3,792 the day before, and 3,852 a week ago, critical care wards, which treat the most serious cases in particular in intensive care, have recorded a slight reflux for several days.

These services recorded 214 new admissions in the past 24 hours, compared to 329 the previous day.

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Shorter hospital stays

If it is much more contagious than its predecessors, the Omicron variant also gives fewer severe forms, which is reflected in particular by shorter passages in hospital and less frequent admissions to intensive care.

Covid-19 contaminations fell below 400,000, with 389,320 people testing positive in 24 hours, according to data published on Saturday by Public Health France. On average over seven days, this indicator stands at 356,651 cases.

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Vigilance on a sub-variant

Currently, 28,515 Covid patients are received at the hospital, compared to 28,457 on Friday, and 24,544 a week ago, specifies Public Health France.

In 24 hours, 1,994 people were admitted to hospital against 3,077 the day before.

Health authorities are also closely monitoring a sub-variant of Omicron appeared a few weeks ago, and who settled in Denmark. This sub-variant has been detected in France “but at very low levels”, according to the health agency.

Since the start of the vaccination campaign in France, 53,802,773 people have received at least one injection (i.e. 79.8% of the total population) and 52,469,458 people have had a complete vaccination schedule (77.8% of the population total).

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