France reports 357 new coronavirus hospital deaths, total now 8,078

By: AFP      Published: 11:29 PM, 5 Apr, 2020
France reports 357 new coronavirus hospital deaths, total now 8,078
Employees of the Lantz funeral company, wearing protections, pull the coffin of a victim of the COVID-19 of an EHPAD (Housing Establishment for Dependant Elderly People), in Mulhouse, eastern France, on April 5, 2020 during a strict lockdown in France to stop the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).–AFP

France on Sunday reported 357 coronavirus deaths in hospital in 24 hours, lower than the previous two days, bringing the country's total death toll to 8,078.

The tally included 5,889 patients who died in hospital, and 2,189 people in old age homes and other medical facilities, a government statement said.

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