The Omicron variant is hitting the country with full force and continues to cause concern, although a slight drop in intensive care units seems to be taking shape. The daily update on the Covid-19 epidemic in France, with figures from Public Health France and the Ministry of Health.
This Friday, January 21, 400,851 contaminations were recorded in 24 hours.
In the hospital, the number of Covid patients was 28,457 on Tuesday, against 27,931 yesterday Thursday. 2,623 new patients have been admitted in the past 24 hours.
Critical care services had 3,792 Covid-19 patients on Wednesday (with 289 new entries), compared to 3,842 on Thursday.
In 24 hours, 235 people succumbed to Covid-19 in hospital, bringing the total death toll to 128,347 (hospitals and nursing homes included) since the start of the epidemic.
On the vaccination side, more than 53.7 million people received at least one injection, i.e. 80.1% of the total population and 92.9% of the eligible population (+12 years). 52.3 million French people have a complete vaccination schedule, i.e. 78.1% of the total population and 90.7% of the eligible population.