AKIPRESS.COM - France has become the fifth country to report more than 1,000 coronavirus-related deaths - as another 743 people died from the disease in Italy, Sky News reports.
The death toll in France stands at 1,100, compared with 860 deaths yesterday - an increase of 240.
A French public health official also said there are 2,516 people needing life support.
Over the same 24-hour period, Italy registered its second-highest number of deaths in a day as it continues to be gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Officials said today that 743 people had died after testing positive, bringing the total to 6,820.
Italy has recorded more coronavirus-related deaths than anywhere else in the world.
More than 69,000 people have tested positive in Italy, with 5,249 new cases reported on Tuesday.