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French coronavirus deaths rise by 987 to 13,832 while intensive care admissions dip slightly as country reaches a 'high-level plateau' in the number of cases

French coronavirus deaths rise by 987 to 13,832 while intensive care admissions dip slightly as country reaches a 'high-level plateau' in the number of cases
  • Latest figures have raised hopes the nationwide lockdown is curbing outbreak
  • The number of people in intensive care units fell from 7,004 to 6,883 in 24 hours
  • French health ministry director has warned crisis is at an 'unprecedented level'
France's coronavirus death toll has risen by 987 to to 13,832 but the number of patients being treated in intensive care fell for the third day in a row.
The latest figures have raised hopes that the nationwide lockdown is curbing the spread of the outbreak.
It comes as the French health ministry director Jerome Salomon said at a daily briefing: 'We are confronting a massive and murderous epidemic, which has reached an unprecedented level.' France's coronavirus death toll has risen by 987 to to 13,832 but the number of patients being treated in intensive care fell for the third day in a row. Pictured: French police officers on horses patrolling coastal areas
The latest figures have raised hopes that the nationwide lockdown is curbing the spread of the outbreak. Pictured: Officers on horses check documents as they patrol the street
The latest figures have raised hopes that the nationwide lockdown is curbing the spread of the outbreak. Pictured: Officers on horses check documents as they patrol the streetIt comes as the French health ministry director Jerome Salomon said: 'We are confronting a massive and murderous epidemic, which has reached an unprecedented level.' Pictured: French policeThe number of people in intensive care units fell from 7,004 to 6,883 in 24 hours - down nearly two percent.
The number of people in hospital virtually stabilised at 31,320, up by just 53, according to ministry data. 
Mr Salomon said that despite the glimmer of hope shown in the statistics new cases kept arriving at hospitals and the French people needed to remain vigilant.The ministry reported that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in France rose by 3,114 to 93,790
The ministry reported that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in France rose by 3,114 to 93,790 
The ministry reported that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in France rose by 3,114. 
France does not test all suspected COVID-19 patients in nursing homes. 
Once two or three cases are confirmed by testing in one home, other residents with symptoms of the disease are tallied as possible or probable cases. 



FrThIt comes as the French health ministry director Jerome Salomon said: 'We are confronting a massive and murderous epidemic, which has reached an unprecedented level.' Pictured: French policee number of people It comes as the French health ministry director Jerome Salomon said: 'We are confronting a massive and murderous epidemic, which has reached an unprecedented level.' Pictured: French policein intensive care units fell from 7,004 to 6,883 in 24 hours - down nearly two percent.
The number of people in hospital virtually stabilised at 31,320, up by just 53, according to ministry data. 
Mr Salomon said that despite the glimmer of hope shown in the statistics new cases kept arriving at hospitals and the French people needed to remain vigilant.ance's coronavirus death toll rises to 13,832 in 24 hours


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