Among the deaths, 18,590 were reported in hospitals, 84 more than the day before, 10,350 were reported at nursing homes and medico-social establishments since March 1, said the Health Ministry in a statement.
Currently, 14,028 patients are still in hospitals, including 1,253 in intensive care. The two figures, key indicators to evaluate the country’s ability to cope with the epidemic, fell by 260 and 49 respectively in the last 24 hours.
The number of confirmed cases increased by 766 in one day to 151,325, it added.
On Tuesday, restaurants, bars and cafes throughout France reopened their doors to customers. Museums, parks and schools are all allowed to reopen now. Swimming pools, gyms, amusement parks and theaters in so-called “green” zones also reopened.
Unlimited travel is now permitted between the country’s regions, and people can once again enjoy the sun and the sea as the beaches have also reopened.
“France has entered the second phase of deconfinement…French people find some of their daily habits again. This good news should not make us forget that the virus remains active,” warned the ministry.