Death toll in France slows but coronavirus still hits hard

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Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in France since the start of the epidemic increased by 2.7% or 1,873 to 70,478, the ministry said in a daily update.

He added that about 22,361 confirmed or possible cases have been registered in nursing homes, bringing the total of confirmed or possible cases of coronavirus in France to 92,839.

France decided on March 17 to confine its residents to homes to stop the spread of the virus, as a daily wave of infections threatened the health system. The measures have been extended until April 15 and are expected to be extended again.

“French men and women who are in their twentieth day of detention must be thanked,” said the Ministry of Health in the press release.

He urged citizens to continue to observe strict containment measures and to keep their distance. Authorities and doctors warned people on Sunday not to be tempted by the sunny spring weather.

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