France Registers Nearly 2,500 New Coronavirus Cases - Senior Health Official

Elias Hubbard
March 27, 2020

French health authorities reported 231 new deaths from coronavirus on Wednesday, taking the total to 1,331.

Well being company chief Jérôme Salomon stated on Tuesday that authorities would quickly have the ability to tally retirement house deaths, which is more likely to end in an enormous enhance in registered fatalities.

"We are still in a situation that worsens rapidly", said the health official, urging the public to stay home to contain the spread of the virus.

The rise in the number of deaths represents a daily increase of 21%, a slight slowing from the previous two days with the country now in its second week of lockdown.

Salomon also emphasised that the death count of 1,100 includes only those recorded to have died of the coronavirus in hospitals and not those who pass away in old people's homes.

"We do not know when the peak will come, but we are still in the ascending phase", Valletoux said.

Last week, the lockdown imposed in France to battle the coronavirus should last at least six weeks in total, according to the committee of scientific experts on Tuesday.

He also said that the number of new infections was hard to compare with other countries as, unlike most of its neighbours, France has not been testing all suspect cases.

"We do not have the means to check everybody.Italy assessments far more folks, and the Germans take a look at 10 to 20 instances extra folks than us", he stated.

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told TF1 television on Monday: "A lot of citizens want normalcy to return, but it's not happening soon".

Those on the move must be able to justify their journey on a printed ministry document, including pedestrians.

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