France reports 218 new deaths and daily decline in deaths



France reported 218 new deaths on Friday, down 87 from the previous day, said a health official.

In a daily press conference, Jérôme Salomon, director general of health for France, said that the death toll had risen to 24,594, with infections at 130,185.

To date, the total number of deaths in hospitals is 15,369 and in nursing homes 9,225.

Despite the severity of the virus, most people experience mild symptoms and recover. Since the start of the epidemic, 50,200 people have recovered in France and returned home.

Hospitalizations fell to 25,887 on Friday, a decrease of 396 patients from the previous day. The number of people in intensive care fell to 3,878, down from 141 patients.

Originating in China last December, COVID-19, the coronavirus disease, 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 235,000 people, with total infections exceeding 3.3 million, while more than one million people have recovered from the disease, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University, based in the United States. United.

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