French coronavirus cases see lowest 24-hour increase since lockdown
Sunday marked yet another day of progress in the battle against coronavirus as the number of fatalities in France continues to drop, according to new statistics from France's Health Ministry. A total of 36 fatalities were registered on Sunday, a drop of 11 cases from Saturday. Deaths in hospital stand at 36.
The number of confirmed new coronavirus infections in France increased by 115, or 0.1%, to 144,921 on Sunday, the lowest daily increase since the country went into lockdown on March 17, the health ministry said in a statement.
But the number of patients in hospital with COVID-19 increased slightly by seven to 17,185 after falling every day without interruption since April 15.
A health ministry official said that because of the long Ascension weekend in France hospitals were slower in reporting their data and people were also staying in hospital slightly longer.