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French COVID-19 cases show further decline

People enjoy the sunny weather at Luxembourg gardens as Paris parks reopen amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Paris, France, May 30, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann reuters_tickers
This content was published on May 31, 2020 - 17:51

PARIS (Reuters) - France's coronavirus cases are continuing to decline, health officials said on Sunday, with 14,322 patients currently in hospital, down from 14,380 a day earlier.

The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care fell to 1,319 from 1,361, the health directorate said in a statement. The hospital death toll from the virus rose by 31 to 18,475 - the 11th consecutive daily increase below 100.

Numbers for nursing home deaths will next be updated on Tuesday, the directorate said.

(Reporting by Laurence Frost; Editing by Nick Macfie)

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