France Reports Fewest Daily Coronavirus Deaths Since Tuesday

(Bloomberg) --

France reported the lowest daily coronavirus deaths in five days in a sign that three weeks of confinement are starting to contain the outbreak.

The country had 518 fatalities on Sunday, the fewest since last Tuesday, according to figures published by French health authorities. New cases dropped to 1,873, the least since March 21.

France is the third-hardest hit country in Europe, behind Italy and Spain. Italy reported the lowest number of single-day deaths in 2 1/2 weeks on Sunday, following weeks of strict measures to try to contain the outbreak, while Spain saw a third straight decline in daily deaths.

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