Medical staff are having to make tough decisions on who should and should not be given precious intensive care beds (AFP Photo/GUILLAUME SOUVANT)

France confirmed 987 more COVID-19 deaths registered in hospitals and nursing homes in a day, bringing the total toll to 13,197.

Speaking to reporters, top health official Jerome Salomon said a child aged under 10 infected with COVID-19 died, but the causes of the death were “multiple”.

In encouraging news, Salomon said there were now 62 fewer people in intensive care, continuing a trend first seen on Thursday.

SOURCE: AGENCIES

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