According to official data, France now has 1,099 hospitalized patients in intensive care, while 43 have died of Sars-Cov-2 coronavirus since Friday.
Officials added that hospitals have a total of 7,409 COVID-19 patients, noting that the majority of inpatients are not immunized.
The situation is particularly tense in the non-continental French provinces, where the level of vaccination is lower.
In Martinique, a new census of the population was adopted to contain the upward curve of infection, while patients began to be transported to the city on medical planes, and on other Caribbean islands, compulsory collection was imposed.
The COVID-19 pandemic has killed at least 4,202,179 people worldwide, among more than 196.5 million cases of the novel coronavirus, according to the latest AFP report, released on Friday.
The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which was discovered in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in countries such as the United Kingdom, India, South Africa, Brazil and Peru.
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