Live: the death toll of COVID-19 in France increases by more than 1,400 and exceeds 10,000


The death toll from COVID-19 in France jumped by more than 1,400 and crossed the 10,000 mark on Tuesday.

French authorities have stated that 597 people died in hospital in one day, bringing the total number of hospital deaths to 7,091, while 3,237 died in nursing homes, with 820 new deaths in the course of in the last 24 hours.

The country started reporting deaths in nursing homes in early April, so the 820 new deaths announced on Tuesday are partly due to the delay.

Italy reported on Tuesday its smallest increase in infection since March 13, with 3,039 new confirmed cases of coronavirus. The death toll in the country increased by 604 in one day, for a total of 17,127 deaths.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson remained in stable condition in intensive care on Tuesday afternoon, receiving “standard oxygen treatment” for his COVID-19 symptoms, said the British Foreign Minister.

The PM was taken to an intensive care unit on Monday after being hospitalized for persistent symptoms. He was diagnosed with coronavirus more than a week ago.

This comes as the UK announced a record 786 deaths from COVID-19 in 24 hours.

Elsewhere in Europe, Spain has seen an increase in cases and deaths after the recent falls.

New York reached a milestone Tuesday after 731 new COVID-19 deaths, a record, killed more than 3,200 people in the city.

This is two hundred more than the deaths of the September 11 attacks. On September 11, 2001, 2,753 people were killed in New York and 2,977 in total, after planes flew to the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field.

New York is the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic in America, where hospitals are struggling to cope.

Coronavirus crisis – live updates



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here