France reports 19,175 daily coronavirus infections

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PARIS, Feb 7 (Reuters) – France recorded 19,175 new confirmed COVID-19 infections on Sunday compared with 20,586 the previous day and marking a fourth daily fall, health ministry data showed.

However, the number of patients treated in hospital for the disease rose to 27,694 from 27,369 the previous day, breaking a four-day decline, the data showed.

The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care also rose, to 3,272 from 3,225 the day before.

France’s cumulative death toll in hospitals and nursing homes had reached 78,965, compared with 78,794 a day earlier.

(Reporting by Gus Trompiz and Caroline Pailliez; Editing by Alison Williams)

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