June 22, 2020 / 4:25 AM / 2 months ago

French coronavirus deaths rise by seven to 29,640

A French health worker attends a protest in Paris as part of a nationwide day of actions to urge the government to improve wages and invest in public hospitals, in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis in France June 16, 2020. The slogan reads "Hospital my love". REUTERS/Charles Platiau

PARIS (Reuters) - The number of deaths in France from COVID-19 has risen by seven from the previous day to stand at 29,640 said the country’s national health service on Sunday.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 284 to 160,377.

France has the fifth-highest coronavirus death toll in the world, although the rate of casualties has dropped sharply over the last two months, allowing the country to gradually reopen its economy.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Edmund Blair

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