US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Nearly 600 people died in France over the last day from complications caused by coronavirus, and the total number of deaths recorded in hospitals in the country exceeded 5 thousand, said Jerome Salomon, director general of the republic’s health department, at a press conference on Friday.
“Since March 1, 5091 people have died due to coronavirus in hospitals, of which 588 people have passed away in the last 24 hours,” he said. Salomon noted that “currently 27 432 people are hospitalized, of which over 6 thousand patients are in the intensive care unit.”
According to him, all in France recorded so far more than 64 thousand cases of infection with coronavirus.
The head of the department informed that the department “closely monitors the situation in nursing homes.” “More than 3 thousand institutions have already reported cases of coronavirus infection,” he added. Salomon stated that since the beginning of the epidemic, nearly 1.5 thousand people have died in nursing homes.
“Thus, the total number of deaths in the country exceeded 6.5 thousand,” he said.
Since March 17, France has been operating a regime of self-isolation of the population, the purpose of which is to limit as much as possible the movement of citizens on the streets. To exit on urgent matters, including to buy food and medicine, travel to work in case of impossibility to work remotely and go to the doctor, you must have a completed application with you indicating the purpose of leaving the house and destination.
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