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Covid-19: French health authorities suspend death toll announcements until May 25

File photo of a medical worker in France.
File photo of a medical worker in France. © Gonzalo Fuentes, REUTERS

French health authorities for a second day did not report the daily additional deaths linked to the infection, adding in a statement published on Friday those figures will be updated Monday, May 25. 

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As of Thursday, the country's fatalities toll stood at 28,215, the fourth-highest in the world behind the United States, Britain and Italy.

The number of confirmed cases increased by 393 to 144,556, an increase of 0.3%, in line with the average rise per day seen since the end of a lockdown on May 11. On Wednesday, the number of cases rose by 318.

On Saturday, Europe's coronavirus infections topped 2 million.

(FRANCE 24 with REUTERS)

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