Covid-19 deaths in France rise to 264, more than 9,000 infected

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Deaths from the Covid-19 coronavirus in France rose by 89 over the past 24 hours to total 264, while the known number of those infected climbed to 9,134, according to official figures released on Wednesday evening, as still inadequate testing capacity for the virus was raised to a daily 2,500.

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French health authorities are stepping up measures to test the population for the Covid-19 virus, reports Radio France International.