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France records 1,355 coronavirus deaths in a day

 International Desk

 Published: 10:29 AM, 3 April 2020   Updated: 10:29 AM, 3 April 2020

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The coronavirus pandemic death toll in France passed 5,300, as the country reported its highest single-day number of deaths on Thursday since the outbreak began. 

A total of 1,355 more people have died from coronavirus on Thursday, raising the total number of deaths in the country to 5,387, according to worldometer data.

The deadly virus has so far infected 59,105 people in the European country. Of them, 41,290 are currently being treated with 6,399 being in serious or critical condition. Besides, 12,428 people have recovered so far.

The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 204 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances. A total of 1,015,728 people have been infected and 53,202 of them died in the world so far from the virus. 

More than a third of the world's population is now under lockdown as an increasing number of countries implement sweeping measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic.