UPDATE 1-France's coronavirus death toll tops 70,000

17 Jan 2021 / 03:31 H.

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    PARIS, Jan 16 (Reuters) - France's cumulative COVID-19 death toll has risen past 70,000, the health authority reported on Saturday, after 196 deaths were reported in the previous 24 hours.

    The authority said 70,142 people had now died from COVID-19. It also reported 21,406 new confirmed coronavirus infections over the previous 24 hours, up slightly from 21,271 on Friday.

    The Health Ministry said 413,046 people had been vaccinated, up from 389,000 on Friday. (Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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