Number of COVID-19 ICU patients in France sees biggest drop in a year

FILE PHOTO: Intensive care unit at the Centre Cardiologique du Nord private hospital in Saint-Denis near Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care units (ICU) in France fell by 171 to 5,231, the biggest one-day drop in 12 months, health ministry data showed on Thursday.

The ministry also reported 219 new coronavirus deaths in hospitals over 24 hours, down from +244 on Wednesday.

(Reporting by GV De Clercq; Editing by Benoit Van Overstraeten)

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