The number of victims of coronavirus infection in France has increased to 28 108, said the evening of 17 may, the Ministry of health of the country.
Thus, in recent days the death toll from coronavirus has increased by 483 people. This is significantly higher than the day before, when died from the infection 96 the French. TV channel BFMTV explained this increase by the adjustment data from nursing homes.
Since the beginning of the epidemic in France was hospitalized 98 449 people with coronavirus infection COVID-19, the majority of them – 61 066 – was discharged home. In hospitals remains 19 432 French, who have identified a coronavirus (a week ago it was 22 614).
The country’s Ministry of health does not publish data on the total number of French people who had confirmed a coronavirus. Pon the information of the American Johns Hopkins University that tracks the spread of the disease online, coronavirus detected in almost 180 thousand inhabitants of France.
France ranked seventh in the world in the number of infected with the coronavirus and the fourth – the number of deaths.
On may 11 in France began the easing of the quarantine. The country is divided into “green” and “red” departments depending on the epidemiological situation. The capital region Ile-de-France and another three regions have entered the “red” zone where there are tighter restrictions. The country has lifted restrictions on leaving the house, was allowed to work non-food shops and hairdressers.
For the first week after the easing of quarantine in France have identified 25 new centers of spread of coronavirus infection, said health Minister Olivier Veran Le Journal du Dimanche.
The newspaper Le Figaro citing a source close to the French President of Emmanuel Macron said on 15 may that the French authorities fear a second wave of the epidemic. The press said that the second wave “would break the morale of the French and would impede economic recovery”.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. By 18 may in the world of coronavirus infected 4.71 million people died 315.2 thousand, recovered approximately 1.73 million, informs Hopkins University.