France Covid-19 toll: deaths rise, hospitalisations down

Official figures released on Sunday announced 429 deaths from the Covid-19 virus over the previous 24 hours, mostly recorded in care homes, bringing the total number of recorded deaths in the country from the disease to 28,108, while hospitalisations of patients infected by the coronavirus continued to fall.

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Deaths from the new coronavirus in France passed 28,000 on Sunday, the health ministry announced, as officials tried to contain outbreaks in two abattoirs, reports Channel News Asia.