LIVE – Covid-19: 74 dead in 24 hours, 1,571 patients in critical care


The Covid-19 epidemic continues to progress in New Caledonia, causing the death of around ten people a day and the saturation of hospitals. According to the latest figures released by the local government on Monday, 31 people have died in the past three days, bringing the total to 93, almost all unvaccinated.

Since the start of the crisis, 6,379 cases have been identified, including 194 in the last 24 hours on Monday, and 52 patients are in intensive care at the Médipôle de Koutio, a territorial hospital center. “The saturation of our Covid beds is 85 to 95%. (…) Of the 500 hospital beds, there are 400 Covid beds, which is absolutely colossal,” Thierry RRB warned Monday. de Greslan, president of the Medical Commission for the establishment of the Médipôle.

On Saturday, 109 new caregivers from the health reserve arrived as reinforcements from the Metropolis.

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