France’s health authorities reported on Tuesday that 10,328 people have already died in the country from coronavirus, a figure that has been reached after another 1,427 deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours, a record number across Europe since the start of the pandemic. Of the total number of deaths, 7,091 have occurred in hospitals, 607 on the last day, and another 3,237 in nursing homes, 829 in the last 24 hours, as the Director General of Gallic Health, Jérome Salomon, has explained, who regretted that some 30,000 people remain hospitalized, 7,131 of them in intensive care, 59 more than the previous day. Salomon, who has pointed out that Europe remains the epicentre of the pandemic, has explained that 61 percent of patients in intensive care are between 60 and 80 years old, while those under the age of 30 account for about one hundred. In total there are 30,902 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since 1 March, although in the overseas territories there are 145 people hospitalized, 44 of them in intensive care, according to information from the local newspaper ‘Le Figaro’.» Nationally, excess mortality is stabilizing,» said Salomon, who said 82 percent of the deceased are over 70 years old. Daily deaths in France doubled on Monday after two days of decline. However, nearly 20,000 people have recovered – a total of 19,337 – since the start of the crisis, regardless of those who have overtaken the disease without being hospitalized. In the case of nursing homes, Salomon has warned that «they need reinforcements.» In this regard, he stressed the importance of «reporting the needs of these centres to regional health agencies.» We are doing everything we can to enable our elders to benefit from the best possible support,» he said, before adding that the necessary means will be mobilized as soon as possible.