Virus circulation in France ‘stabilising’, further fall in ICU cases

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In his daily briefing on Thursday, French health administration head Jérôme Salomon announced 753 people in the country had died of coronavirus over the past 24 hours, when the number of those in intensive care units fell slightly, bringing the total of recorded deaths in France from the virus to 17,920.

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After a steep rise in the daily number of recorded deaths from the Covid-19 virus on Wednesday, officially due to a statistical anomaly of newly reported deaths that occurred last weekend, the number of fatalities over 24 hours reported on Thursday was slightly down on that of Tuesday, as more people left hospital intensive care for the virus than entered.