Coronavirus deaths in France surpass 10,000

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The death toll in France from Covid-19 has now exceeded 10,000, with 607 patients dying in hospitals in the last 24 hours, according to the country’s director general of health.

Confirming the latest coronavirus figures on Tuesday, Jérôme Salomon said that a total of 7,091 people have died in French hospitals since March 1, with over 80 percent of them being 70 years of age or older.

Another 820 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours in nursing homes and other medical establishments.

The 1,427 new deaths recorded by France marks a grim daily record for the country.

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