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France Reports Drop in COVID Hospitalizations

Thousands of concertgoers, masked and tested for the virus, pack AccorHotels Arena in Paris as part of a public health experiment to prepare the country to host big events again, in Paris, May 29, 2021.

France reported Saturday that the number of people in intensive care units with COVID-19 had fallen by 76 to 3,028, while the overall number of people in hospital with the disease had fallen by 425 to 16,847.

Both numbers have been on a downward trend in recent weeks.

While reporting 10,675 new cases, the health ministry also announced 68 new coronavirus deaths in hospitals and said there had been 487,309 COVID-19 vaccine injections over the past 24 hours.