Covid-19: France exceeds 31,000 dead due to pandemic

France has recorded 46 deaths in the last 24 hours due to the covid-19, bringing the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic to 31,045, the French authorities said today.

Of these fatal victims of the coronavirus, 20,517 died in the hospital.

In the last 24 hours, the country registered 9,784 new confirmed cases of contagion.

The total number of positive cases in the country is now 404,888 and the positive rate remains at 5.4%.

The number of outbreaks of contamination is also increasing with 77 new outbreaks to be identified in the last 24 hours, with 862 outbreaks currently active in France. Of these, 127 are in households.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed at least 936,095 deaths and more than 29.6 million cases of infection in 196 countries and territories, according to a report by the French agency AFP.

CYF // ANP

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