New day-to-day deaths from COVID-19 continue to drop in France

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Schoolboy uses disinfectant solution upon arrival at his school in Saint Jean de Luz, south
Image source: AP A schoolboy uses a disinfectant solution when he arrives at his school in Saint Jean de Luz, in southwest France, Thursday, May 14, 2020, while kindergartens and elementary schools started reopening this week after the locking restrictions preventing the spread of the coronavirus have been relaxed. (Photo AP / Bob Edme)

France has registered 96 new deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, less than the previous two 24-hour periods, while the balance of hospitalizations related to coronaviruses remains negative, the French Ministry of Health said.

According to the ministry, the 96 new deaths on a day were less than 104 recorded Friday and 351 Thursday. So far, 27,625 people have died from coronavirus disease across France, the Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.

At the same time, France is today the fourth most affected country in the world in terms of human losses caused by COVID-19 after the United States, Great Britain and Italy.

In a statement, the ministry said the number of coronavirus patients, which was now 19,432, was less than 20,000 for the second day in a row, of which 2,132 were receiving intensive treatment, down from 71.

The country recorded 142,291 confirmed cases on Saturday, a one-day increase of 372, slower than that of Friday 563. A total of 61,066 patients have recovered and have returned home since early March.

“The COVID-19 epidemic remains active and the virus is still circulating in France. So you have to be careful and respect all barriers, “said the ministry.

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