85% of coronavirus patients in French hospitals are unvaccinated

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People who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 account for approximately 85% of patients treated in France, including those in ICUs, and 78% of virus-related deaths, according to a study published today linking vaccination status to hospital admissions.

Published for the first time, this survey, conducted by Drees, the statistical office of the Ministries of Social Affairs, contrasts the data on the results of the Covid tests, vaccinations against Covid and hospitalizations, in conventional beds or in ICUs, of patients infected with the disease.

From August, it will be held every week and will be published on the Drees website, according to the Ministry of Health in the French Agency.

Based on the first results, for the period from 31 May to 11 July, the unvaccinated accounted for 84% of the so-called conventional hospital admissions and 85% of the intensive care unit admissions.

Fully vaccinated patients accounted for 7% of admissions, which is five times less than the vaccination coverage of the population at that time.

By the time the study was conducted, approximately 35% of the population had been fully vaccinated and 45% had not received any vaccine dose.

“The recent increase in hospital admissions is due to people who have not been vaccinated,” Drees said.

The statistical service clarifies that on July 11, an average of 55 admissions per day were registered in the hospitals of unvaccinated people and 7 fully vaccinated people, compared to 50 and 6 respectively last week.

Regarding the deaths of Covid-19 patients, a very large percentage (78%) concern people who had not been vaccinated, 11% people who had been fully vaccinated and 11% who had received a first dose, according to the data presented.

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