France on Friday reported 389 additional fatalities related to the novel coronavirus, bringing the death toll in the country to 22,245.

In a daily press briefing, Director General of Health Jerome Salomon reported the second week of improvement in France’s fight against the pandemic, with a significant decline in daily cases and deaths.

Of the Friday total, 305 fatalities occurred in hospitals while 84 were in nursing homes, with the cumulative death tolls in either at 13,852 and 8,393, respectively.

The number of new patients brought under hospital care was also significantly lower registering at 28,658 — a drop

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