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France Registers more than 20,000 Coronavirus Deaths

Saudi Press Agency

Monday 1441/8/27 - 2020/04/20

Paris, April 20, 2020, SPA -- France on Monday officially registered more than 20,000 deaths from coronavirus infections, and the pace of increase of fatalities sped up again after several days of slowing, as Reuters reported.

But the number of people in intensive care fell for the 12th consecutive day, suggesting the national lockdown put in place more than a month ago is having positive effects in containing the disease.

France's public health chief Jerome Salomon told a news briefing the coronavirus-linked fatalities were up 2.8%, at 20,265, versus an increase of 2.0% Sunday.

21:20 LOCAL TIME 18:20 GMT

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