112 new deaths in France in 24 hours as toll reaches 562

By: AFP      Published: 11:42 PM, 21 Mar, 2020
112 new deaths in France in 24 hours as toll reaches 562
A homeless person sits with his cat on a street in Paris on March 21, 2020, as a strict lockdown comes into in effect in France to stop the spread of COVID-19. AFP

France reported 112 more deaths from coronavirus over the last 24 hours, bringing the total toll to 562, with 6,172 people hospitalised, the health ministry announced Saturday.

Of those in hospital, 1,525 in a serious condition, the statement added. "We are rapidly moving towards a generalised epidemic across the territory," it said.

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