Talso in the last 24 hours, the authorities detected 24,392 new cases in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 3,177,879 since the beginning of the pandemic.
The number of hospitalizations remains similar to those of Friday, with 27,242 people hospitalized, while 3,103 are in intensive care, says the portal of French health authorities dedicated to cases of covid-19.
About three weeks ago, on January 9, these figures were in the 24,000 hospitalized patients with covid-19, of whom 2,600 were in French intensive care units.
On average, during the past week, about 1,600 new patients were hospitalized every day.
Started four weeks ago, about 1.45 million people received at least one dose of the covid-19 vaccine. Among these, just over 41,000 were inoculated with the two doses necessary to ensure the greatest effectiveness of vaccines.
The total number of deaths is composed of those killed in hospitals (53,159) and the number of deaths in nursing homes and homes and in medical and social institutions (22,703), a figure that has not been updated today.
The covid-19 pandemic caused at least 2,206,000 deaths resulting from more than 102 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report by the French agency AFP.
Covid-19 is a respiratory disease caused by a coronavirus detected in late December 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.
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