June 14, 2020 / 8:11 PM / 19 days ago

French coronavirus 24-hour death toll under 30 for fifth day

People walk beside beach huts on a pebble beach during sunset, after France reopened its beaches to the public as it softens its strict lockdown rules during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Cayeux-sur-Mer, France, June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

PARIS (Reuters) - France reported on Sunday nine new coronavirus deaths over the previous 24 hours, taking the total to 29,407 and marking the fifth day with under 30 fatalities.

The government also reported the number of people in hospital fell by 28 to 10,881 and those in intensive care units fell by two to 869, with both tallies continuing weeks-long down-trends.

The number of new cases was up 407, bringing the total number of infections to 157,220.

Reporting by Matthias Blamont; Editing by Gareth Jones

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