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French COVID hospitalisations up for second day in a row

Reuters WORLD
Published February 22,2021
People sit on the beach of the Promenade des Anglais in Nice amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in France, February 21, 2021. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

France reported 4,646 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday, down from 22,046 on Sunday but slightly up versus last Monday's 4,376 figure, while hospital numbers increased for the second day in a row.

The total cumulative number of cases increased to 3.610 million, the sixth-highest in the world.

The number of people in hospital with the virus went up by 367, at 25,831, and the number of people in intensive care also increased for the second day running, by 15 to 3,407

The number of people in France who have died from COVID-19 infections rose by 333, to 84,613 - the seventh-highest death toll globally - versus 159 on Sunday and a seven-day moving average of 341.