The death figures in nursing homes and other medical and social establishments will not be updated until next Monday, due to the long weekend.
The decline in the number of patients coronavirus hospitalized in intensive care continued Friday May 22, with 1,701 patients in serious condition in intensive care, 44 less in 24 hours, said the directorate general of health. The number of patients in intensive care, which reflects in particular the pressure on the hospital system, has been falling since April 9, after reaching a peak of 7,148. According to the DGS press release, a total of 17,383 people were still hospitalized on Friday .
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Public Health France has also indicated on its site that 74 additional deaths had been recorded since Thursday in hospitals (a total of 17,944 deaths in hospital since March 1), carrying the death toll in France (houses of retirement included) at 28,289.
However, this new assessment does not include the deaths recorded since Thursday in nursing homes and other medico-social establishments, for which the data will not be updated by Public Health France until Monday. A break in the publication of data linked to the long weekend, according to the public health agency. The latest report published Thursday reported at least 10,345 deaths in retirement homes and medico-social establishments.