France experiences a sharp drop in daily deaths

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France experienced a sharp drop in deaths from the coronavirus on Saturday, recording 81 deaths in the past 24 hours, up from 250 a day earlier, according to the country’s health ministry.

The death toll in France is 26,310, with a total number of 138,854 cases.

Nearly 77 people died in hospitals, while only four reportedly died from the disease in nursing homes. The total number of hospital deaths to date is 16,573 and the total number of deaths in nursing homes is 9,737.

The number of hospitalizations fell again on Saturday, with 22,547 cases, down 177 patients from Friday. The number of people in intensive care fell to 2,812, down from 56 patients.

Despite the severity of the virus, most people experience mild symptoms and recover. Since the start of disease registration, 56,029 people have recovered from the epidemic in France and have returned home.

COVID-19, a coronavirus disease, originated in China last December and has spread to 187 countries and regions around the world. Europe and the United States are currently the most affected regions.

The pandemic has killed more than 277,600 people, with a total number of infections close to 4 million, while more than 1.34 million people have recovered from the disease, according to figures compiled by the American University Johns Hopkins .

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