French coronavirus infections ease further

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France’s pace of infection with the coronavirus again slowed on Friday, with 20,701 new confirmed COVID-19 cases compared to 21,063 on Thursday and 22,139 last Friday.

The seven-day moving average of new cases has been on a downward trend for 11 days and now stands at 18,663.

The Health Ministry reported 320 new deaths in hospitals, down from 360 on Thursday, and the ministry’s Geodes website reported that 3,298 people were in intensive care with the disease.

Main Photo: Health workers collect samples from pupils at the Louise Bourgeois school in Paris. EPA-EFE/STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / POOL

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