France has recorded 112 coronavirus deaths in a day, taking its total to 562, the health ministry said on Saturday.
There have been 14,459 confirmed cases, the ministry said in a statement.
It said 1,525 people were in severe condition out of the 6,172 who were currently in hospital. Half the severe cases were people aged under 60.
The spike came as the country experienced the fifth day of a lockdown, with around 100,000 police and gendarmes deployed across the country to enforce the new measures, with people only allowed to leave home for officially sanctioned reasons such as going to work, shopping for necessities or getting medical treatment.
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