PARIS

France saw another difficult day Friday with 588 new recorded deaths from the coronavirus, and 64,338 confirmed cases of infection throughout the country.

According to Jerome Salomon, the director general of health, 27,432 people are currently hospitalized throughout France, with 6,162 people in intensive care. Over 14,000 have returned home after being hospitalized.

The total number of fatalities was also updated to include those in nursing care, a factor left out of earlier tallies. The total number of deaths to date is 6,507, including 5,091 cases in hospitals and 1,416 in nursing homes.

In a televised interview Thursday evening,

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