June 15, 2020 / 6:21 PM / a month ago

French coronavirus 24-hour death toll under 30 for sixth day

PARIS, June 15 (Reuters) - France reported 29 new coronavirus deaths on Monday, taking the total to 29,436, the fifth-highest in the world, and marking the sixth day with under 30 fatalities.

The government also reported the number of people in hospital fell by 129 to 10,752 and those in intensive care units fell by 23 to 846, with both tallies continuing weeks-long down-trends.

These figures are published a day after President Emmanuel Macron said he was accelerating France’s exit from its coronavirus lockdown, with, amongst others, a full reopening of restaurants and cafes in Paris., (Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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