June 3, 2020 / 6:14 PM / a month ago

France coronavirus death toll over 29,000

PARIS, June 3 (Reuters) - France’s coronavirus death toll rose by 81 on Wednesday, or 0.3%, to reach 29,021, which is the fifth-highest death toll in the world.

The rate of increase has decreased compared to Tuesday, when fatalities were up 0.4%, and the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 disease has continued its long-running decline, the health ministry said in a statement. (Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Franklin Paul)

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