translated from Spanish: France again adds up to more than 200 deaths in a day by coronavirus

France has re-recorded more than 200 coronavirus deaths in one day, bringing the total number of deaths to 1,331, out of a total of 25,233 cases, almost 3,000 more than Tuesday, according to the updated balance offered on Wednesday by the Director General of Health , Jerome Salomon.Salomon has reported at a press conference that in these 24 hours there have been 231 deaths, a small reduction from Tuesday, when there were 240 more. In addition, it wished to state that, of the 1,331 deaths, 86 per cent were people over the age of 70, according to the French newspaper ‘Le Figaro’. There have been a further 2,933 cases during the day, with the overall computation of 25,233, of which 11,539 are hospitalized, including 2,827 in intensive care. Salomon has also stated that of these 2,827 severe cases, one third are under 60 years old, while 59 per cent are between the ages of 60 and 80. France is already the seventh worst hit country on a global balance that leaves more than 20,000 dead and more than 450,000 cases, according to the calculations of Johns Hopkins University.RESENTMENTulation On his part, the Minister of Justice, Nicole Belloubet, has revealed on Wednesday that France could release up to 6,000 prisoners to prevent them from catching coronavirus in prison. Belloubet has explained that prisoners convicted of more serious crimes, such as terrorism or gender-based violence, will remain incarcerated. Those who are about to serve their sentence will end up under house arrest or with community services, he has said. According to official figures from last January, collected by the DPA news agency, more than half of France’s 70,818 inmates are in saturated prisons operating at least 20 percent more of their actual capacity.

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