France announces another 231 deaths related to the new coronavirus

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French health authorities reported on Wednesday 231 new deaths due to coronavirus, conditions in which the total number of deaths in France reached 1,331, reports Reuters, quoted by Agerpres.

These new deaths represent a daily increase of 21%, a slightly slower trend compared to the last two days, while France entered the second week of isolation at home.

These data represent only the mortality registered in the hospitals, but the authorities have indicated that they will soon be able to add the mortality in the asylums and the sanitariums of the elderly, which could result in a considerable increase of the mortality accounted for COVID-19.

At a press conference, the head of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), Jerome Solomon also stated that the number of cases increased to 25,233, with almost 13% more in the last 24 hours.

According to Jerome Solomon, 2,827 people were in serious condition, in intensive care, 12% more than on Tuesday. Under these conditions, more than one third of the 8,000 beds equipped with ventilation devices, which French hospitals have, are already occupied.

Web Editor: Liviu Cojan

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