06 June 2020,   21:46
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Each of us faced an unexpected ordeal - Emmanuel Macron visited one of the clinics in Paris

The number of people in France who have died from the coronavirus has now risen above 10 000.

Latest figures show 10 238 people died from the virus since 1 March. In the past 24 hours, 607 deaths have been recorded in hospitals.

A further 820 deaths were recorded in nursing homes. However, they may have taken place over several days and are only now being added to the toll.

French President Emmanuel Macron visited the Paris suburb of St Denis, one of the worst-affected areas in the country. It is the poorest administrative department in urban France, and the number of deaths rose by 63% in the last two weeks of March. As Macron said during the visit, “each of us faced an unexpected ordeal”.

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