More than 20,000 coronavirus patients have died in France, health official says
There have now been at least 20,265 deaths from coronavirus in France, Jerome Salomon, the director of the country’s health agency, said on Monday.
He added that the death toll “has exceeded the symbolic and particularly painful threshold of 20,000 deaths.”
The coronavirus epidemic has killed more people in France than any other seasonal epidemic, Salomon said, and more than the 2003 heatwave that killed 19,000 people across the country.
Salomon also shared these figures:
There have so far been 114,657 confirmed cases, including those who recovered and those who died
At least 30,584 patients are hospitalized
At least 5,683 patients are in ICU
He added that the numbers confirm France is on a “very high plateau.”