French virus patients continue to decrease

Geert De Clercq
The number of people in French hospitals with coronavirus has fallen for more than five weeks

The number of people in hospital with coronavirus in France has fallen by 205 to 17,178, continuing a gradual decline that has lasted more than five weeks since a high of 32,292 on April 14.

The number of people in intensive care fell by 36 or 2.1 per cent to 1665, official said on Saturday.

France did not publish a revised number of deaths on Saturday and said the COVID-19 toll will be updated on Monday.

As of Thursday, a total of 28,215 people had died from the virus.