France reported fewer new coronavirus cases even as the total number of deaths rose sharply, according to figures presented by the head of the French public health agency Jerome Salomon.
The total cumber of cases rose by 3,777, slightly slower than yesterday’s increase. Deaths rose by 1,417 to 10,328 as reported nursing home deaths continued to surge.
France has been reporting some improvements, along with Spain and Germany, after almost three weeks of lockdown that have damaged its economy. The government has said that the magnitude of the shock was worst than the 1929 crisis.
Still, an increase in coronavirus cases and deathsin Spain Tuesday suggests the contagion is not yet under control, even as some countries like Italy and Norway are looking into easing their lockdowns.
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