France reports 516 new coronavirus deaths, bringing total to 21,856

PARIS — France reports 516 new deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing its overall toll to 21,856 fatalities, the country’s health department says.

But the number of patients in intensive care is continuing a two-week decline, it says in a statement.

A majority of the deaths reported (13,547) were in the hospital, and the rest in retirement homes and other facilities.