Medical employees push a affected person on a gurney to a ready medical helicopter on the Emile Muller hospital in Mulhouse, japanese France, to be evacuated on one other hospital on March 17, 2020, amid the outbreak of the brand new Coronavirus, COVID-19. SEBASTIEN BOZON / AFP
French well being authorities on Tuesday stated that 27 extra individuals had died over the past 24 hours from the coronavirus within the nation, bringing the whole demise toll in France to 175 individuals.
There are actually 7,730 confirmed circumstances of coronavirus within the nation, France’s high well being official Jerome Salomon instructed reporters, a leap of over 1,000 on the day earlier.
His feedback got here as France entered the primary day of a lockdown ordered by President Emmanuel Macron which orders individuals to remain at residence and prohibits all non-essential actions.
Salamon stated of these contaminated, 2,579 individuals have been at present hospitalised together with 699 in intensive care. Seven % of those that have died are aged beneath 65.
“We are progressively moving to a general epidemic over the territory” of France, he stated, urging individuals to “stay at home” and hold contacts to a minimal.