Covid-19 deaths in France rise, ICU patient numbers down

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The French health authorities on Tuesday reported the highest 24-hour death toll yet from Covid-19 virus infection, with a total of 762 new fatalities, bringing the total number of recorded coronavirus-related deaths to 15,729, but the numbers of patients treated for the infection in intensive care fell for the sixth day in a row, to 6,730.

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France reported the most new coronavirus deaths and cases in four days on Tuesday after the country’s lockdown was extended into May, while the number of intensive-care patients dropped for a sixth day, reports Bloomberg.