FILE PHOTO: Customers enjoy the terrace of the restaurant Maison sauvage in Paris after restaurants and cafes reopened following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France, June 3, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo
PARIS (Reuters) – France’s coronavirus death toll rose by only 23 on Wednesday, versus an average daily increase of 53 over the last two weeks, to 29,319, the fifth-highest total in the world.
On Tuesday, 87 COVID-19 deaths were reported.
But the number of new confirmed cases was up 545, at 155,136, after that figure stayed below the 500 threshold during the last three days.
Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Chris Reese
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