Covid-19: The critical threshold of 5,000 intensive care patients has been exceeded, 44 dead in Occitania since Friday

The essentials The tension in the resuscitation services increases many times over: The threshold of 5,000 treated patients has been exceeded, a first since March 2020. At the same time, 337 deaths have been recorded in the last 24 hours. Real pressure is stabilizing in Occitania, but 44 people have died of Covid-19 since Friday.

It has been unknown at the heart of the first wave since March 2020. The number of patients in the intensive care unit has passed the critical threshold of 5,000 in France. That Tuesday evening there were 5,072 patients with Covid-19 who were admitted to the intensive care unit, according to Public Health France. No fewer than 569 new patients have been admitted to the intensive care unit in the past 24 hours. The number of daily deaths remains very high: 337. French hospitals have also received 2,579 new admissions.

In Occitania, however, the pressure on the intensive care unit is stabilizing. On Tuesday, March 30th, 317 people were cared for there, one fewer than on Friday, March 26th. The number of hospital stays from currently 1,642 has increased significantly by 96 patients. There have been 44 more deaths in the region in the past four days, bringing the total to 3,572 since the pandemic began.

Here is the latest ARS Occitanie newsletter to be published on Tuesday evening March 30th. ARS Occitanie

12.6% of those vaccinated in the Occitania region

“This bulletin also confirms an epidemic situation that continues to rapidly deteriorate in Occitania. In order to prevent the most serious cases from multiplying in our hospitals, everyone is called to a strong individual responsibility: more than ever to respect the barrier gestures and the ones Limit social interactions, “argued the Regional Health Agency (ARS) in a press release.

At the same time, the vaccination campaign will be “further intensified throughout the region,” adds the ARS. More than 1 million doses have been administered since the beginning of January. The beneficiaries of an initial vaccine injection now represent 12.6% of the Occitan population.