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France reports 14 more coronavirus deaths, total at 29,979

FILE PHOTO: A patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the hospital in Vannes during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in France, May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

PARIS (Reuters) - The number of deaths in France from the new coronavirus rose by 14 from the previous day to stand at 29,979, the country’s health department said on Thursday.

The number of people in intensive care units fell to 512 from 529 on Wednesday, continuing a downtrend over recent weeks, the ministry said.

France has the sixth-largest death toll from the pandemic in the world.

Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Susan Fenton