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France reports 418 virus deaths in new single day record for country

PARIS — France reports its highest daily number of deaths since the coronavirus epidemic began, saying 418 more people had died in the hospital to bring the toll to 3,024.

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

The French death toll includes only those who died in the hospital and not those who died at home or in nursing homes, or the like.

— AFP

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