France exceeded 3,000 deaths from coronavirus on Monday, with a total of 3,024 deaths since the start of the epidemic and 44,550 confirmed cases, announced the director general of Health, Jérôme Salomon.

In the last 24 hours, 418 deaths were recorded, which is the strongest daily increase to date.

Of the 44,550 confirmed cases, 20,946 people are hospitalized and 5,056 patients are in resuscitation, added the French representative in his daily press conference on the evolution of the situation.

The number of deaths only counts those registered in hospitals and not in nursing homes or homes, which in recent days had raised doubts about the transparency of the Executive that promised to start including them this week.

The two most affected regions in the country are those of the Parisian Île de France, with 954 deaths, and the Greater East, bordering Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg, where there have been 919 deaths so far.

The French Executive ordered the confinement of the population on March 17, initially for 15 days, but the measure, which includes exceptions for health or labor reasons, among others, was extended last Friday until April 15.

The Scientific Council that advises the French Executive recommended on the 24th that the restrictions on the movement of the population should last “at least six weeks” from the start of its application, and Salomon stressed this Monday that they still do not have all the data to to be able to offer a clear date to end them.


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