The daily assessment of coronaviruses increases again in France


Construction machines are seen in action on the deserted beach of the Promenade des Anglais in Nice during the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19) in France, May 7, 2020. REUTERS / Eric Gaillard

PARIS (Reuters) – The number of people who died from coronavirus infection in France increased from 243 to 26,230 on Friday, a daily toll higher than the previous day, down from 178.

The Department of Health said in a statement that the number of people in intensive care units – a key measure of a health system’s ability to cope with the epidemic – had dropped 93 or 3% to at 2,868, which is well below half of the peak of 7,148 observed in April. 8.

The number of people hospitalized with a coronavirus also fell to 22,724 from 23,208, continuing an uninterrupted fall of three weeks and a drop of 30% from the peak of 32,292 recorded on April 14.

France will begin lifting its almost two-month-old national lockdown from Monday.

Report by Sybille de La Hamaide; Editing by Chris Reese

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