March 21, 2020 / 6:57 PM / 11 days ago

French coronavirus death toll rises by 112 to 562: ministry

FILE PHOTO: Medical workers wearing protective masks and suits are seen at the pulmonology unit at the hospital in Vannes where patients suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are treated, France, March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/File Photo

PARIS (Reuters) - France has recorded 112 coronavirus deaths in a day, taking its total to 562, the health ministry said on Saturday.

There have been 14,459 confirmed cases, the ministry said in a statement.

It said 1,525 people were in severe condition out of the 6,172 who were currently in hospital. Half the severe cases were people aged under 60.

Reporting by Mathieu Rosemain and Gwenaelle Barzic; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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