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France reports decline in COVID-19 infections and hospital deaths

French Education, Youth and Sports Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer visits the Emile Dubois Lycee where antigen testing for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is taking place, in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – French health authorities reported 11,022 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, down from the 12,923 new infections detected the previous day.

The coronavirus death toll in French hospitals rose by 174, the health ministry said, a smaller increase than Saturday’s 216. The number of COVID-19 patients rose by 223 to 26,293, while the number in intensive care declined by 10 to 3,220.

(Reporting by Laurence Frost; Editing by Giles Elgood)

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