France’s coronavirus death toll edges over Spain’s again


A walks past a mural by street artist Ardif, to thank the caregivers and the workers who were in the frontline during the outbreak coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Paris, France, May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s cumulative coronavirus death toll edged over Spain’s again as France reported on Thursday the number of people who died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours increased by 351 or 1.3% to 27,425.

Spain earlier on Thursday reported 217 new deaths, taking its toll to 27,321. France’s toll first jumped over Spain’s on Tuesday, but dipped below it on Wednesday.

Reporting by Geert De Clercq; Editing by Chris Reese



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