With 243 people having lost their lives due to the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, France has seen its number of pandemics increase to 26,230, while the number of people hospitalized and admitted to intensive care has continued to decrease. To date, a total of 16,497 people have died in hospitals and 9,733 have died in nursing homes and other community living facilities, the health ministry said on Friday in a press release, l Xinhua news agency.
Pressure on hospitals continued to ease as the number of patients in serious condition fell to 2,868 from 2,961 on Thursday. A total of 22,724 people are now hospitalized for the virus, a decrease of 484 in one day.
Across the country, 138,421 cases of COVID-19 infection were confirmed, 642 more than on Thursday. Since the start of the pandemic, 55,782 people have recovered from the virus.
After another weekend of confinement, the French will gradually resume their “normal” life from Monday with the reopening of certain stores and schools.
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