Coronavirus: Death toll in France jumps to 562

Coronavirus: Death toll in France jumps to 562

A picture taken in Paris on March on 17, 2020, shows the Eiffel Tower shining brightly every evening at 8 p.m. since March 20, 2020 to support hospital staff and other people involved in the fight against coronavirus. (AFP Photo)

France reported 112 more deaths from coronavirus over the last 24 hours, bringing the total toll to 562, with 6,172 people hospitalised, the health ministry announced on Saturday.

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Of those in hospital, 1,525 in a serious condition, the statement added.

"We are rapidly moving towards a generalised epidemic across the territory," it said. 

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