France reports 2,606 coronavirus deaths

PARIS (Reuters) - French health authorities reported 292 new deaths from the coronavirus on Sunday, up 13% on the previous day and taking the total to 2,606 since March 1, as the government raced to relieve pressure on overwhelmed hospitals in the east.

Reuters March 30, 2020 00:12:25 IST
France reports 2,606 coronavirus deaths

coronavirus deaths" src="https://images.firstpost.com/wp-content/uploads/reuters/03-2020/30/2020-03-29T173813Z_1_LYNXMPEG2S0I2_RTROPTP_2_HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-FRANCE-LOCKDOWN.jpg" alt="France reports 2606 coronavirus deaths" width="300" height="225" />

PARIS (Reuters) - French health authorities reported 292 new deaths from the coronavirus on Sunday, up 13% on the previous day and taking the total to 2,606 since March 1, as the government raced to relieve pressure on overwhelmed hospitals in the east.

The daily government tally only accounts for those dying in hospital but authorities say they will be able to compile data on deaths in retirement homes from next week, which is likely to result in a big increase in registered fatalities.

The number of known cases of infection rose to 40,174 on Sunday from 37,575 a day earlier, Jerome Salomon, the head of the public health agency said.

(Reporting by Richard Lough; EDiting by Giles Elgood)

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.

Updated Date:

TAGS:

also read

CDC discourages Americans from travel despite 'low risk' to vaccinated people
World

CDC discourages Americans from travel despite 'low risk' to vaccinated people

By David Shepardson and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely travel at "low risk" but still discouraged Americans from doing so because of high coronavirus cases nationwide

Global Markets: Dollar, U.S. Treasuries edge higher on strong U.S. labour report
Business

Global Markets: Dollar, U.S. Treasuries edge higher on strong U.S. labour report

By Herbert Lash NEW YORK(Reuters) - The dollar and the yield on the benchmark Treasury note edged higher in light trading on Friday after data showing a surge in the hiring of Americans in March pointed to a U.S. economic recovery that is poised to be the strongest in decades. Equity markets were closed for Good Friday in the Americas, Europe and elsewhere, but it is not a U.S.

Biden hails strong jobs report, but warns economy could slow if COVID surges again
Business

Biden hails strong jobs report, but warns economy could slow if COVID surges again

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday welcomed data that showed the U.S. economy created the most jobs in seven months in March but warned Americans that the progress on the economy could be reversed if the coronavirus surges through the country again