With 301 people who died in hospital on Friday as a result of coronavirus contamination, France is approaching the 100,000 death mark, with 98,395 dead since the start of the epidemic.
According to figures from Public Health France, a total of 5,757 patients are admitted to critical care services. During the peak of the first wave, this figure had reached just over 7,000 patients by early April 2020.
The pressure on hospital services continues to be high with now 30,326 Covid patients admitted to hospitals.
To contain the epidemic of the new Coronavirus, the government is banking on the acceleration of the vaccination campaign, but also on the restrictive measures which have been strengthened.
This is how the country managed to vaccinate 510,267 people on Friday, a record since the start of the campaign. Likewise, 10,507,294 people have received at least one injection since the start of this campaign in December 2020, or 15.7% of the population.
France began local production of anti-Covid vaccines on Wednesday, with the prospect of reaching 250 million doses by the end of the year.
The subcontractor Delpharm, has started manufacturing the first anti-Covid-19 vaccines in its factories, with the bottling of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine. Other subcontractors, a total of 5 including Sanofy, will have to start production of vaccines from other international laboratories in the coming weeks.
The executive has set a goal of vaccinating 30 million people by the summer, including 10 million in mid-April and 20 million in mid-May.