France registered 642 more deaths from coronavirus infections on Saturday, although fatalities increased at a slower pace for the third day running and a downward trend in the number of people in hospital continued.
France has the world’s fourth-highest tally of deaths from the outbreak with 19,323, after the United States, Italy and Spain.
The health ministry said the total number of people in intensive care units fell for the 10th day in a row, to 5,833 — the lowest level since March 31.
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The number of people in hospital fell for the fourth day running to 30,639.
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The total death tally — which included 11,842 fatalities in hospitals and another 7,481 in nursing homes — rose by 3.4 per cent,