French coronavirus case numbers extend decline

U.S. 2020/5/31

French coronavirus case numbers extend decline

PARIS (Reuters) - France´s coronavirus case numbers are continuing to decline, health officials said on Saturday, with 14,380 patients currently in hospital, down from 14,695 a day earlier.

The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care also fell to 1,325 from 1,361, the health directorate said in a statement. The hospital death toll from the virus rose by 57 to 18,444 - the 10th consecutive daily increase below 100.

Numbers for nursing home deaths will next be updated on June 2, the directorate said.

(Reporting by Laurence Frost; Editing by Nick Macfie)

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