France’s coronavirus death toll has risen to 10,869

France’s coronavirus death toll has risen to 10,869
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  • calendar-gray 08 April 2020

France’s coronavirus death toll has risen to 10,869, health officials said Wednesday, announcing a further 541 fatalities at French hospitals over the most recent 24-hour period, APA reports quoting France24.

Jérôme Salomon, head of the public health authority, told reporters that there were now 7,148 people in intensive care at hospitals across France, a net increase of 17 from the day earlier, the lowest increase recorded in recent weeks.

Salomon said he was unable to give a tally for the country's nursing homes, which account for more than 30% of total fatalities, due to "technicalproblems".

France, which has been in lockdown since March 17, had recently begun giving a daily combined toll of deaths in hospitals and nursing homes.

 

 
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