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France registers more than 100 deaths from Covid in a day again

France registers more than 100 deaths from Covid in a day again

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) health pass posters are seen outside a bar as France brings in tougher restrictions where a proof of immunity will be required to access most public spaces and to travel by inter-city train, in Nice, France, on Aug 9, 2021. (Photo: REUTERS/Eric Gaillard)

PARIS: France registered 111 deaths from COVID-19 in hospitals on Tuesday, the first time since June 1 that the daily toll was more than 100, health ministry data showed.

The new figures took the cumulative death toll from COVID-19 since the start of the epidemic to 112,844.

The seven-day moving average of deaths increased to 72, from 66 on Monday and fewer than 20 per day at the end of July.

France also reported that there were 1,953 people in intensive care units with COVID-19.

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Source: Reuters/ec

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