Over 28,500 Deaths Recorded in France Caused By Coronavirus
France’s cumulative death toll from coronavirus infection rose by 73 or 0.3 per cent to 28,530 on Tuesday.
This is a similar rate of increase as the day before despite health authorities having resumed taking into account nursing home data after a four-day interruption.
In a statement, the Health Ministry said the number of fatalities was up 83 in hospitals, to 18,195.
But the death toll in nursing homes has been revised to 10,335,
10 fewer than the last time it was published.
Meanwhile, amid the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic, World Health
Organisation (WHO) has suspended the solidarity trial of
hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19.
This is based on a report published by Lancet, which indicated that more
people are dying from the use of the drug to combat the pandemic.
But, hydroxycholoroquine has been touted by United States President Donald
Trump and others as a possible treatment for the disease caused by the
novel coronavirus. The U.S. President has said he was taking the drug to
help prevent infection.
Finally, Dr. Mike Ryan, head of the WHO emergencies programme, said the decision to suspend trials of hydroxychloroquine had been taken out of “an abundance of caution”.