France reported a drop in COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours on Sunday, with the country's total number of coronavirus epidemics now at 14,393, the health ministry said.
It was said that 315 deaths had occurred in the hospital on the last day, compared to 345 the day before. The total number includes those who died in nursing homes.
France had 605 hospital deaths on April 6, the highest daily number to date.
For the fourth time in a row, the number of patients in the intensive care unit decreased with 35 fewer patients, so that a total of 6,845 people needed such treatment.
The Ministry of Health reaffirmed that a "plateau" appeared to have been reached, but warned that the situation was still serious despite the slightly improving data.
"We have to remain vigilant because the hospital and intensive care admit many patients," it said.
France has been banned since March 17 to slow the spread of the epidemic, with only essential travel allowed.
French President Emmanuel Macron will speak to the nation on Monday for the third time during the crisis and is expected to announce that the ban will be extended beyond the current April 15 expiry date.
Macron must take a cautious course amid the preliminary signs of improvement and tell people that they still have to stay at home while providing guidance on how to loosen the limitation measures.
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