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France Reports Record 499 Coronavirus Deaths in One Day, Toll Reaches 3,523

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The word "Merci", the French word for 'Thank you", is emblazoned on the Eiffel Tower as France's coronavirus death toll continued to climb, in Paris, Friday, March 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

The French death toll includes only those who died in hospital and not those who died at home or in old people's homes.

  • AFP Paris
  • Last Updated: March 31, 2020, 11:43 PM IST
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France on Tuesday reported its highest daily number of deaths from COVID-19 since the coronavirus epidemic began, saying 499 more people had died in hospital to bring the toll to 3,523.

There are now 22,757 people hospitalised in France with COVID-19, with 5,565 of them in intensive care, health official Jerome Salomon told reporters in his daily update.

The French death toll includes only those who died in hospital and not those who died at home or in old people's homes.


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