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France confirms 42,619 new coronavirus cases, 190 deaths in 24 hours

France confirmed on Saturday 42,619 new Covid-19 infections in a 24-hour period, pushing its cumulative total to 4,508,575, according to the latest official data

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IANS  |  Paris 

An employee is being instructed on how to use a face mask at the Toyota car factory in Onnaing, northern France, Monday, April 27, 2020. Workers are returning to a Toyota factory as the country tries to carefully restart the economy. AP/PTI
An employee is being instructed on how to use a face mask at the Toyota car factory in Onnaing, northern France, Monday, April 27, 2020. Workers are returning to a Toyota factory as the country tries to carefully restart the economy. AP/PTI

France confirmed on Saturday 42,619 new Covid-19 infections in a 24-hour period, pushing its cumulative total to 4,508,575, according to the latest official data.

The claimed 190 lives over the last 24 hours, bringing the toll to 94,465, the government website showed, Xinhua news agency reported.

The number of people hospitalized with Covid-19 rose by 17 to 27,259, while 25 more critically ill patients were put on ventilators, raising the cases in intensive care to 4,791.

As of Friday, a total of 7,519,740 people in France, or 14.3 per cent of its adult population, had received at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose, while 2,653,261 people, or 5.1 percent of the adult population, had received both doses, the Health Ministry noted.

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First Published: Sun, March 28 2021. 06:36 IST
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