French virus toll reaches 4,503 plus more deaths in nursing homes

Figures show 471 more patients in hospitals have died, up 12% on the previous day's 4,032, while provisional tally shows coronavirus has killed a further 884 people in nursing homes and other care facilities.

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The coronavirus death count in France surged to nearly 5,400 people on Thursday after the health ministry began including nursing home fatalities in its data, reports US News & World Report.