May 21, 2020 / 5:13 PM / 10 days ago

France's coronavirus death rate slows over previous 24 hours

PARIS, May 21 (Reuters) - French health authorities reported 83 new coronavirus deaths on Thursday, an increase of 0.3%, bringing the total in hospitals and nursing homes to 28,215.

The rate of increase was 0.4% on Wednesday.

The number of COVID-19 patients being treated in intensive care units fell to 1,745 from 1,794 a day earlier. In total, 17,583 people were hospitalised with COVID-19, a decrease of 358 over the past 24 hours. (Reporting by Richard Lough Editing by Chris Reese )

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