Coronavirus deaths in France jump to over 1,300

By: AFP      Published: 12:02 AM, 26 Mar, 2020
Coronavirus deaths in France jump to over 1,300
Auxiliary bishop of Lyon Emmanuel Gobilliard holds a streamed live Mass in the empty Saint-Irenee church, in Lyon, on March 24, 2020, on the eighth day of a lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the virus.–AFP

France has registered 1,331 deaths in hospital from the new coronavirus, a health official said Wednesday, a jump of 231 from the day before.

A total of 11,539 people have been hospitalised with the virus, the country’s top health official Jerome Salomon said.