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France Reports 541 More Coronavirus Deaths in Hospital, Toll Rises to 10,869

People wearing protective masks in Paris, France (REUTERS)

People wearing protective masks in Paris, France (REUTERS)

Top health official Jerome Salomon told reporters that there were now 7,148 people in intensive care, a net increase of 17 from the day earlier, the lowest increase recorded in recent weeks.

  • AFP Paris
  • Last Updated: April 8, 2020, 11:46 PM IST
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France on Wednesday reported 541 more deaths from COVID-19 in hospital over the last 24 hours, bringing its total official toll from the coronavirus epidemic to 10,869.

Top health official Jerome Salomon told reporters that there were now 7,148 people in intensive care, a net increase of 17 from the day earlier, the lowest increase recorded in recent weeks.

He said that due to a technical fault there was no daily data available Wednesday from nursing homes, meaning that the overall death toll is likely incomplete.


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