WORLD France's coronavirus fatalities rise to 28,132


France's coronavirus fatalities rise to 28,132


10:31, May 21, 2020

Staff members of a private cleaning and disinfection company disinfect metro trains in Vincennes near Paris, France, April 30, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

France's coronavirus death toll increased by 110 on Wednesday, bringing the tally to 28,132, data released by the Health Ministry showed.

In total, 17,941 people remain hospitalized in France for a COVID-19 infection by Wednesday evening, with 1,794 patients in intensive care, said the ministry in a statement.

Since the start of the epidemic, 99,616 people have been hospitalized for coronavirus infection, including 17,607 in intensive care. And 63,354 people considered to be cured were able to leave the hospital.

On the tenth day after the nearly two-month lockdown ended, "the virus remains active and still spreads in France," the ministry warned, urging strict respect of barrier gestures and social distancing.

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