France says #coronavirus situation 'deteriorating very fast'

The COVID-19 outbreak in France is "very worrying" and "deteriorating very fast", head of the country's health service says.

"The number of cases double every three days," Jerome Salomon tells France Inter. According to AFP

On Sunday, the European power recorded at least 29 additional coronavirus deaths, the biggest one-day increase in the country since the outbreak, bringing the total death toll to 120, Health Minister Olivier Veran said.

Around 900 more infections were recorded in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 5,400 since January, Veran told France 2 television.

Separately, the national health agency Sante Publique France, which has been updating its tally daily, put the new toll at 127 deaths.

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