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France's new confirmed coronavirus cases and hospitalisations down

FILE PHOTO: A patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Centre Cardiologique du Nord private hospital in Saint-Denis near Paris during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in France, November 17, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo

PARIS (Reuters) - France reported 21,150 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, down from 28,383 on Wednesday as pressure on the hospital system continued to ease.

Health ministry data showed the number of people in hospital with the virus dropped by 497 to 32,345, while the number of people in intensive care with COVID-19 dropped by 122 to 4,653 over the past 24 hours.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases now stands at 2,086,288.

The number of people who have died from the disease this year rose by 429 to 47,127.

Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Chris Reese