France reports 4,353 COVID-19 patients in intensive care, new 2021 high

by Reuters
Saturday, 20 March 2021 16:40 GMT

PARIS, March 20 (Reuters) - The number of people in intensive care units with COVID-19 in French hospitals rose by 66 to 4,353, a new 2021 high, the health ministry reported on Saturday.

Nearly a third of French people entered a month-long lockdown on Saturday as the government aims to contain the spread of the highly contagious virus. (Reporting by Jean-Michel Belot and Sybille de La Hamaide)

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