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French COVID-19 deaths top 40,000

PARIS, Nov 7 (Reuters) - The total number of deaths in France from COVID-19 has topped 40,000 for the first time, according to the health ministry.

New deaths from the disease reached 40,169, of which 27,660 have been in hospitals, including 306 in the last 24 hours, the ministry said in its daily report on the outbreak.

Reporting by Leigh Thomas; Editing by Giles Elgood

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