France coronavirus death toll goes beyond 23,000

PARIS (Reuters) - The number of people who have died from coronavirus infection in France rose by 437 to 23,293 on Monday, the health ministry said in a statement.

Reuters April 28, 2020 00:11:36 IST
France coronavirus death toll goes beyond 23,000

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PARIS (Reuters) - The number of people who have died from coronavirus infection in France rose by 437 to 23,293 on Monday, the health ministry said in a statement.

The 1.9% increase is the highest in four days but well below the more than 4% rate seen 10 days ago.

The number of people in hospital with COVID-19 infection fell further to 28,055 from 28,217 on Sunday and the number of people in intensive care fell to 4,608 from 4,682 on Sunday. Both have been on a downward trend for more than 10 days.

(Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Chris Reese)

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