France Covid-19 toll May 16th: hospitalisations and deaths fall

Key indicators for the French health system's ability to cope with the Covid-19 virus epidemic have shown a downtrend for four to five weeks, with official figures of deaths from the infection over the 24 hours since Friday down by eight at 96,  and a continuing downward trend of hospitalisations – at 19,432 – and those in intensive care, at 2,132 – after respective peaks of more than 32,000 and over 7,000 in mid-April.

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French health authorities reported 96 new coronavirus deaths after 24 hours on Saturday, as the country eases from a two month lockdown, reports Channel News Asia.