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A man wearing a protective facemask looks at the reflection of the Eiffeil Tower on the Seine river, in Paris, on April 11, 2020. Image Credit: AFP

Paris: France on Monday reported 437 new deaths from COVID-19 in hospitals and nursing homes over the last 24 hours, marking a rise after lower daily figures in the last days.

The latest deaths brought the total toll from the epidemic in the country to 23,293, the health ministry said in a statement. The day earlier, a far lower figure of 242 people were confirmed to have died.