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France has recorded more than 4.55 million cases of COVID-19, including a death toll close to 100,000 as of Monday afternoon local time, according to the country's health authorities.
After reporting 9,094 newly confirmed cases on Monday, the country has registered a total of 4,554,683 coronavirus infections.The number of deaths related to the virus has climbed to 94,956, of which 68,957 were reported in hospitals while 25,999 were reported in other social organizations such as nursing homes.
Over the last 24 hours, there were 360 coronavirus- related deaths in French hospitals.As of Monday, France had 28,322 patients hospitalized for treatment, of which 4,974 were severe cases, exceeding the highest number of 4,903 cases in the second wave.
The data shows that the current rate of positive tests for the new coronavirus in France is 8.2 percent.With the vaccination campaign underway, there have been 7,798,091 French people receiving their first dose, with 2,655,443 people already given the second jabs, according to the data from the health ministry.France's tourism industry has been hard hit the pandemic.
The populous Ile-de-France (greater Paris region) has seen an unprecedented drop in the tourist number coming from abroad. In 2020, the tourism industries of Ile-de-France reported a loss of 15.5 billion euros (about 18.24 billion U.S. dollars), with around 17.5 million travelers coming sightseeing in the region, a number 33.1 million down from the previous year. Of the 17.5 million tourists, less than five million were from other countries.