The French Ministry of Health warned this Wednesday that coronavirus transmission “increased” after it added 3,376 new cases of coronavirus, resulting in a full increase in intensive care unit admissions.
In a statement, health officials said it recorded 16,747 cases of COVID-19 in one week. In addition, another 17 people have died, bringing the total death toll to 30,468.
On the last day, a total of 62 hospital admissions were recorded, bringing 4,806 people to the hospital. In addition, another 31 out of a total of 374 people entered the intensive care unit on the last day.
The French authorities have warned that the positivity rate will continue to rise. A total of 399 new outbreaks were registered. According to the document, between August 10 and 16, 628,600 COVID-19 tests were carried out in French territory with a positivity rate of 3.1 percent.