France becomes the fourth country to exceed the 15,000 coronavirus balance sheet | News

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PARIS (Reuters) - La France a officiellement enregistré plus de 15 000 décès dus aux infections à coronavirus mardi, devenant le quatrième pays à dépasser ce seuil après l'Italie, l'Espagne et les États-Unis, tandis que le taux d'augmentation des décès est à nouveau légèrement en hausse après avoir stabilisé le jours avant.

But the number of people in intensive care units fell to 6,730 from 6,821 in 24 hours, the total decreasing for the sixth consecutive day, suggesting that national isolation, extended until May 11 on Monday, is having an effect. positive on the control of the disease.

At a press conference, Jérôme Salomon, head of the public health authority, said that the number of people who died from the disease in French hospitals and retirement homes had increased by 5% in one day to reach a cumulative total of 15,729, up from 4% on Monday. and the Sunday.

(Report by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Chris Reese)

    

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