PARIS 

French Health Minister Jerome Salomon in his daily press briefing late Saturday reported a total of 7,560 fatalities from the coronavirus, with 68,605 confirmed cases of infection.

The new death toll includes those in the country’s nursing homes, with 567 more deaths, raising the tally to 2,028 in nursing homes.

The death toll in hospitals hit 5,532, with 441 more fatalities.

According to Salomon, 28,143 people remain hospitalized with 6,838 of those in intensive care. A total of 15,438 have returned home after being hospitalized.

The confinement period will stay in effect until April 15 but may be extended,

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