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France's coronavirus death toll rises to 13,832

Saudi Press Agency

Sunday 1441/8/19 - 2020/04/12

Paris, April 11, 2020, SPA -- France's death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak rose today to 13,832, but the number of patients in intensive care fell for the third day in a row, raising hopes that a nationwide lockdown is curbing the spread of the disease.

The health ministry said the number of people in intensive care units fell to 6,883 from 7,004 a day before.

It further said that 353 people had died in hospitals and 290 in nursing homes. On Friday the death toll had jumped by 987 as nursing home deaths increased.

The number of confirmed and suspected infections so far in France, taking into account nursing home figures, stood at 118,479 as of Saturday, according to calculations based on the new data issued by the ministry.

--SPA
00:06 LOCAL TIME 21:06 GMT
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