PARIS (Reuters) -France reported that the number of people in intensive care units with COVID-19 fell by 102 to 3,104 on Friday, while the overall number of people in hospital with the disease fell by 669 to 17,272.
Both numbers have been on a strong downward trend in recent weeks despite the government’s gradual easing of lockdown and curfew measures.
France also reported 11,268 new virus infections, taking the total to 5.64 million. The week-on-week increase of 1.2% was the lowest since the start of the epidemic.
The health ministry also reported 125 new COVID-19 deaths on Friday, including 27 deaths in care homes over the past three days.
(Reporting by GV De Clercq; Editing by Hugh Lawson and David Evans)