France coronavirus outbreak now the worst in the world as 1,417 die in just 24 hours and death toll soars past 10,000 – The Sun

FRANCE has recorded 1,417 deaths from the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, taking the country's overall toll to 10,328

The jump makes France the fourth country in the world to pass the threshold of 10,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

At a news conference today, Jerome Salomon, head of the public health authority, said the figures included 7,091 people who had died in French hospitals and partial data about those who have died in nursing homes.

The new figures show a rise of 16 percent today, up from 10 percent on Monday and seven percent on Sunday.

Monday saw the country's toll rise by 833, the biggest single-day leap before today.

Speaking yesterday, Health Minister Olivier Véran warned: "We have not reached the end of the end of the ascent of this epidemic."

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