A newspaper street vendor wearing a face mask talks to a passerby, Monday, May 11, 2020 in Paris. (Photo: AP)
Paris (People's Daily) – COVID-19 fatalities in France have dropped below 100 in a single day. Hospitalizations and in intensive care treatment is also in decline.
Since the pandemic began, 28,215 people have died of COVID-19 and with an average increase of 83 deaths every 24 hours, according to a press release from French health officials.
Among the fatalities, 17,870 occurred in hospitals, and 10,345 in nursing homes and at other medico-social facilities.
By Thursday evening, COVID-19 hospitalizations were down with 17,583 patients undergoing treatment, 358 fewer than the previous 24 hours. Patients receiving intensive care stood at 1,745, revealing a decline, according to previously released data.
French health authorities have reported 63,858 novel coronavirus recoveries out of 144,163 confirmed cases. Since Wednesday, 318 people had tested positive for COVID-19.