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France corrects and estimates the total number of coronavirus deaths at 28,022 after a “counting error” was corrected.

May 19, 2020

The French health authorities corrected this Tuesday after registering an “error in the counting” of deaths in the country’s dormitories and daycare centers and the total number of coronavirus deaths since 28,022 since the pandemic started.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health has detailed that the number of deaths in this type of center is 10,308 instead of 10,650, as reported on Monday. This corresponds to a difference of 342 deaths.

However, 115 deaths in hospitals in France were confirmed on the last day, increasing the deaths in these facilities to 17,714.

France corrects and estimates the total number of coronavirus deaths at 28,022 after a “counting error” was corrected.
France corrects and estimates the total number of coronavirus deaths at 28,022 after a “counting error” was corrected.

There has also been a decrease in intensive care units in France, which currently treat 1,894 patients, compared with 2,542 a week ago, although 69 more have been admitted in the past 24 hours.