French new coronavirus cases hit low

France has recorded 115 new coronavirus infections in 24 hours, health officials say.
France has recorded 115 new coronavirus infections in 24 hours, health officials say.

The number of confirmed new coronavirus infections in France has risen by 115 or 0.1 per cent to 144,921, the lowest daily increase since the country went into lockdown on March 17, the health ministry says.

But the number of patients in hospital with COVID-19 increased slightly by seven to 17,185 after falling every day without interruption since April 15.

A health ministry official said that because of the long Ascension weekend in France hospitals were slower in reporting their data and people were also staying in hospital slightly longer.

Australian Associated Press