Coronavirus death toll in France is close to that of Spain, still fourth in the world | New

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PARIS (Reuters) - La France a enregistré mercredi un total de 21 340 décès dus à des infections à coronavirus, soit une augmentation de 544 ou 2,6%, le quatrième plus grand nombre de victimes dans le monde, mais à quelques centaines derrière l'Espagne, qui fait un bilan des morts. de 21 717.

The number of people hospitalized in France with COVID-19 decreased by 365 or 1.2% to 29,741, the eighth consecutive decrease and more than 2,300 patients less than the peak of 32,113 set on April 13, the ministry announced on Wednesday. of Health.

The number of patients in intensive care units – the most important measure of a health care system’s ability to cope with the epidemic – decreased by 215 or 4% to 5,218, the 14th consecutive decline. There are now almost 2,000 fewer people in intensive care units compared to the peak of 7,148 set for April 8.

(Report by Geert De Clercq; Edition by Chizu Nomiyama)

    

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