The average number of positive cases for Covid-19, calculated over a week, continues to increase in France, without increasing hospital pressure, according to the figures released on Saturday by the health authorities.
The number of new cases recorded is 98,104. The daily average over seven days, which smooths out the daily jolts, is on the rise: it stands at 86,022 against 82,356 on Friday and 63,103 a week ago.
At the same time, the number of people hospitalized for Covid-19 continued to decrease, with 20,440 patients affected on Saturday against 20,579 on Friday and 20,860 a week earlier.
Hospitals welcomed 620 new Covid patients on Saturday against 1,182 on Friday.
The pressure is also easing a little in the intensive care units, which have 1,644 patients on Saturday, against 1,674 on Friday, and 1,857 last Saturday.
The disease has claimed 59 people in 24 hours in hospitals for a total death toll of 140,903 in France since the start of the pandemic more than two years ago.
On the vaccination side, 54.27 million people in total have received at least one injection (80.5% of the total population), 53.34 million have a complete vaccination schedule (79.1%) and 39.40 million have received a booster dose.
In Germany, 132,000 new cases were detected on Saturday and, as in France, the seven-day incidence remains high. But like Paris, Berlin is relaxing the rules.
A new law, passed in the German parliament on Friday, came into effect on Sunday. It implies the lifting of the obligation to wear a mask except in establishments welcoming vulnerable people.
A new law, passed in the German parliament on Friday, came into force on Sunday. It implies the lifting of the obligation to wear a mask except in establishments welcoming vulnerable people.