France confirms 2,606 dead but registers lower increases in infected and deceased
The sick Gauls are evacuated in German military planes to German hospitals.
The Government of France has confirmed this Sunday that the number of deaths due to coronavirus is already more than 2,600, although the number of deaths and new cases during the last 24 is less than that registered on Saturday.
The General Director of Health of France, Jérôme Salomon, has indicated that during the last 24 hours there have been 292 deaths and 2,599 new cases, compared to 319 deaths and 4,611 cases the previous day.
Thus, the total number of cases amounts to 40,174, of which 19,354 are still hospitalised (1,734 more than the previous day), 4,632 of which are currently in resuscitation services.
On the other hand, Salomon has indicated that 7,132 people have been discharged so far, with 508 in the last 24 hours, as reported by the French newspaper ‘Le Monde’. “In France, we face an unprecedented national epidemic, with an unparalleled impact on the health system. It is a dangerous and deadly epidemic, with a rapid spread, “he stressed.
On the other hand, he has emphasized the relevance of the number of admissions in resuscitation to analyze the evolution of the pandemic and the pressure it puts on the health system.
“If from confinement there are fewer contacts and the virus is transmitted less (…), after the average incubation period of seven days and the average evolution of symptoms for seven days (…) we should see a reduction in the number of people who need income in resuscitation at the end of this week “, he explained.
Likewise, France evacuated this Sunday dozens of coronavirus patients to other regions and also to German hospitals, to decongest their medical centres.
In total, 36 patients from eastern France were transferred on medicalised high-speed trains from the towns of Mulhouse and Nancy to the west. And on Sunday morning, a German Army A400M landed in Strasbourg (east) to evacuate two coronavirus patients to a hospital in Ulm, in southwest Germany, an AFP photographer was able to verify.