20 October 2020,   04:45
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France records 231 deaths in previous 24 hours

Jérôme Salomon, the director general of the French health service, has announced the latest coronavirus figures. There are now 25 233 confirmed cases in France, 1 331 deaths, of which 86% were people aged over 70 years. The death rate rose by 231 in 24 hours. These are hospital deaths only, not those in retirement homes or outside hospitals.


The number of deaths in France the past 24 hours is 9 fewer than in the previous 24 hours.


There are currently 11 539 people in French hospitals with coronavirus, including 2 827 in intensive care.

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