The Coronavirus death toll in France has surpassed 10,000 mark, with 541 new death recorded in the last 24 hours.
According to France’s health officials, the dreaded pandemic has killed 10,869 people in the troubled country.
The large number of death has forced French President, Emmanuel Macron to hint at an extension of lockdown till April 15 to effectively checkmate the spread of the disease.
According to Jérôme Salomon, Head of the Public Health Authority, the nation now had 7,148 people in intensive care at hospitals across France, a net increase of 17 from the day earlier, the lowest increase recorded in recent weeks.
Salomon said he was unable to give a tally for the country’s nursing homes, which account for more than 30% of total fatalities, due to “technical problems”.
The death toll from hospitals was slightly lower than the comparable number from the day earlier, which was 597, according to France 24.