France coronavirus death toll increases, at slowing rate

France coronavirus death toll increases, at slowing rate
# 18 April 2020 22:10 (UTC +04:00)

France registered 642 more deaths from coronavirus infections on Saturday, bringing the total to 19,323, the fourth-highest tally in the world, although the number of people in hospital declined for a fourth day running, APA reports quoting Reuters. 

France’s public health authority said in a statement that the total number of people in intensive care units also fell for the 10th day in a row, to 5,833 - the lowest level since March 31. 

France has been in virtual lockdown since March 17 as part of efforts to curb the outbreak.

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