June 7, 2020 / 5:55 PM / a month ago

France reports 13 more coronavirus deaths, total at 29,155

FILE PHOTO: A kid runs on social disctancing circles as he waits before the play "Elle pas princesse, Lui pas heros" at the Theatre 14 in Paris as French theaters start to reopen with safety measures following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in France, June 2, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

PARIS (Reuters) - France’s coronavirus death toll, the fifth-highest in the world, rose by 13 on Sunday to 29,155, the government said.

The number of people in hospital intensive care units fell by six to 1,053, a smaller decrease than the previous day but extending a steady drop in critical cases since a peak of over 7,000 in early April, according to data posted on a government website.

The total number of people being treated in hospital for COVID-19 fell by 18 to 12,461.

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose by 343 to 153,997.

According to Reuters calculations, if probable cases of coronavirus in long-term care homes are added, France’s total number of cases stands at around 190,000, the ninth-highest tally in the world on that basis, now slightly below that in Peru.

Reporting by Gus Trompiz and Blandine Henault; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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