Coronavirus deaths in France exceed 19,000 deaths – 4th highest after the United States, Italy and Spain – National

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France recorded an additional 642 deaths from coronavirus infections on Saturday, although deaths increased at a slower pace for the third consecutive day and a downward trend in the number of people hospitalized continued.

France has the fourth highest number of deaths from the epidemic in the world with 19,323, after the United States, Italy and Spain.

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The Department of Health said the total number of people in intensive care units had dropped for the 10th consecutive day, reaching 5,833, the lowest level since March 31.

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The number of people hospitalized fell for the fourth day in a row to 30,639.










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The total number of deaths – which included 11,842 deaths in hospitals and 7,481 others in retirement homes – rose 3.4% on the third consecutive day that the rate of increase slowed.

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France has been virtually blocked since March 17 as part of efforts to stem the epidemic.

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“There is decreasing pressure on the equipment and human resource needs in the resuscitation units, but we are still at an exceptionally high level (of pressure),” said the health ministry.

There were 111,821 confirmed cases of coronavirus throughout France and an additional 39,972 probable cases in retirement homes.










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