France: Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 10,000

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France has officially registered more than 10,000 deaths from coronavirus infections on Tuesday, becoming the fourth country to go beyond that threshold after Italy, Spain and the US, while the rate of increase of fatalities is up for the second day running.

During a news conference Jerome Salomon, head of the public health authority, said number of people who died from the disease in French hospitals had risen by 9 percent in a day to a cumulative total of 7,091, versus 10 percent on Monday.

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