France's COVID-19 death toll breaches the 100,000 casualty mark

FILE PHOTO: A general view shows people registering to get a dose of the “Comirnaty” Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Parc des Expositions in Angers as part of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination campaign in France, April 13, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s COVID-19 death toll rose on Thursday to reach more than 100,000 casualties, according to the latest hospital figures from the health ministry, marking a bleak milestone for President Emmanuel Macron’s government.

Data from the health ministry’s GEODES website said French hospitals registered another 300 COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, which – when added to the April 14 overall death figure – pushed the overall tally to more than 100,000 deaths.

France has the world’s eighth-highest COVID death toll.

The United States is the worst-hit country in terms of deaths, with more than 564,000 casualties, followed by Brazil, Mexico and India.

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