French hospitals relocate patients amid record deaths

Henrietta Strickland
April 1, 2020

30 de marzo de 2020, 10:29Paris, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Positive cases of the SARS-CoV-2 amount to 40,174 in France and deaths to 2,660, after an increase in 2,599 and 292, respectively, in the last 24 hours, reported the government.

French well being authorities reported 418 new deaths from coronavirus on Monday, taking the whole to three, 024 or a rise of 16 %, making France the fourth nation to cross the three, 000 fatalities threshold after China, Italy, and Spain.

There are now 20,946 people hospitalized in France with COVID-19, with 5,056 of them in intensive care, the government said in its daily update.

The number of total confirmed cases rose by some 17 percent to 52,128, with over 22,700 people now hospitalized with the illness. It has registered more than 50,000 confirmed cases.

"This situation is completely unprecedented in the history of French medicine", said Salomon.

France has been in lockdown since March 17 in a bid to gradual the unfold of the epidemic and officers have repeatedly warned it'll take time for the measures to bear fruit.

Likewise, France evacuated this Sunday dozens of coronavirus patients to other regions and also to German hospitals, to decongest their medical centres.

He confirmed that on Wednesday a specially equipped train would transfer 36 patients from Paris to Brittany.

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