France reports 231 more coronavirus deaths, bringing total to 1,331

France reports 231 more coronavirus deaths, bringing total to 1,331
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French health authorities reported 231 new deaths from coronavirus on Wednesday, taking the total to 1,331, APA reports quoting Reuters. 

The rise in the number of deaths represents a daily increase of 21%, a slight slowing from the previous two days with the country now in its second week of lockdown. 

This daily government tally only accounts for those dying in hospital but authorities said they would soon be able to compile data on deaths in retirement homes, which is likely to result in a big increase in registered fatalities.

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