June 23, 2020 / 5:37 PM / 14 days ago

Weekly coronavirus death toll in French nursing homes halve to 31

PARIS, June 23 (Reuters) - The number of people who died from coronavirus infection in France rose by 57 to 29,720 on Tuesday, as the health ministry included weekly data for the death toll in nursing homes.

The number of people who died in hospitals increased by 26 to 19,232, compared to 23 on Monday and an average of 20 over the past seven days.

The ministry also reported that in the past seven days 31 people died of the virus in nursing homes, less than half of the 73 reported a week ago. (Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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