For the last day in France was 544 fatalities among infected with the coronavirus, said Wednesday at a briefing in Paris, the Director of the General Directorate of the Ministry of health of the country jérôme Salomon.

The number of deaths of infected COVID-19 beginning of the epidemic reached a country of 21 thousand 340, he said.

Hospitalized at present 29 thousand 541 patient, including 1 thousand 619 new in the last day. A day in the intensive care unit received 183 people, now they are 5 thousand 218 patients in serious condition.

The trend of gradual reduction of hospitalizations remains, said Salomon.

At the time of the epidemic 40 thousand 657 patients were cured and discharged from hospitals.

Paris Le Figaro reported Wednesday that the Elysee Palace is seriously considering the risk of a second wave of infection of the population with the coronavirus. The publication refers to the immediate staff of the President of Emmanuel Macron, which does not exclude re “tightening the screws” through repetition of the isolation mode after the 11th of may, when, presumably, he had to begin to cancel.

“Everything has to be thought through, including the worst-case scenario, like this”, – quotes the words of Le Figaro, a French official.