France reports another 395 coronavirus deaths, total toll 19,718

By: AFP      Published: 09:10 PM, 19 Apr, 2020
France reports another 395 coronavirus deaths, total toll 19,718
A municipal officer dispenses hydroalcoholic gel to a customer upon her arrival at a covered market in Le Perreux-sur-Marne on April 19, 2020 on the 34th day of a strict lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19, (the novel coronavirus).–AFP

France on Sunday reported 395 deaths from COVID-19 in 24 hours as the number of new hospitalisations continued a slow decline.

The new deaths -- 227 in hospitals and 168 in nursing homes -- brought France's total epidemic death toll to 19,718, top health official Jerome Salomon told reporters.