After recording more deaths in nursing homes, the number of Coronavirus deaths in France has reached 5,387.
The number of deaths due to corona virus in France increased to nearly 5,400 on April 2 after the country’s Ministry of Health began calculating deaths in nursing homes according to statistics, according to the New York Times.
Jerome Salomon, the head of the French health agency, said the pandemic had claimed the lives of 4,503 patients at the hospital as of April 2, up 12% from the previous day’s total of 4,032. An interim statistic shows that the corona virus caused an additional 884 deaths in nursing homes and other care facilities, Salomon added.
This makes the total number of deaths due to Covid-19 in France a total of 5,387, an increase of 1,355 compared to the total number of deaths as of April 1, although data has not yet been collected from 7,400 nursing homes. France.
“We are facing a special epidemic with an unprecedented impact on public health,” Mr Salomon said at a news conference.
More than two-thirds of all nursing home deaths are recorded in the Grand Est area, which borders the German border.
This is the first area of the outbreak in France and spread rapidly to Paris, where hospitals are trying to increase the number of intensive care beds to care for critical patients.
Nursing homes have called for testing of all staff due to viruses often spread by elderly care workers. More than 1 million people live in nursing homes in France.
“We have to limit the impact on the elderly because we know they are the most vulnerable,” said Romain Gizolme, head of an aged care association.