PARIS

France on Tuesday recorded a milestone in deaths from coronavirus as the fatalities passed the 10,000 mark.

The death toll climbed to 10,328, with daily rise of 1,427, Health Minister Jerome Salomon told a news conference. He said 802 of the deaths happened in the nursing homes.

The toll has racked up a total of 7,091 in hospitals and 3,237 in nursing homes.

More than 109,000 cases of infection have been reported in France since the start of the outbreak, according to Salomon. Over 57,000 of those are currently in the hospital, with 7,131 being treated in intensive care.

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