Keyword: French death toll
The French health ministry said that the number of fatalities had risen by 52, or 0.2 percent, to 28,714, the fourth-highest coronavirus total in the world.
A total of 28,530 deaths have now been recorded in France since the epidemic began, the health ministry said in a statement.
As of Thursday, the country's fatalities toll stood at 28,215, the fourth-highest in the world behind the United States, Britain and Italy.
The health ministry also said the number of people in hospitals with Covid-19 fell to 17,583 from 17,941.
The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic rose to 28,132, and the number of confirmed cases increased by 418 to 143,845 on Wednesday, an increase of 0.3%, in line with the average rise per day seen since the end of a lockdown on May 11.
It reported 131 further fatalities over the past 24 hours from COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus, or a slowing increase of 0.5%, bringing the total death tally to 28,239.
The claim by a French doctor Yves Cohen came as France reported a further 135 Covid-19 deaths.
The number of people who died of coronavirus infection in France increased by 166 to 24,760 on Saturday.
Officials said the death toll on Wednesday increased 1.8% compared with Tuesday, a slightly higher rate of increase than over the previous 24 hours.
Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 - fell for the 13th day running to 28,055, while the number of people in intensive care in France decreased for the 19th consecutive time to 4,608.
Officials announced 242 more deaths in 24 hours, a drop of more than a third on the previous day, meaning Covid-19 has now claimed 22,856 lives in France.
France reported 516 new deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing its overall toll to 21,856 fatalities on Thursday.
France reported 544 more deaths from Covid-19 in hospitals and nursing homes over the last 24 hours, but registered new falls in the total numbers of coronavirus patients.
The daily tally – 387 deaths in hospital and 144 in nursing homes – brought France's total Covid-19 death toll to 20,796, top health official Jérôme Salomon told reporters.