With 1,417 new fatalities, France’s COVID-19 death toll has now reached 10,328, Health Ministry Director Jerome Salomon said.
The daily death toll is appearing to spike because authorities are now recording fatalities that had occurred outside hospitals and previously were unknown. Out of the newly reported 1,417 deaths, 607 occurred in hospitals in the last day, while the other fatalities were previously unreported deaths outside hospitals.
Meanwhile, Paris is now banning residents from jogging and other outdoor exercise between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. in an effort to improve social distancing.
Jogging will still be permitted at night.
France’s total number of diagnosed cases is now over 78,000.