The total death toll due to coronavirus has reached 24,760 in France, , inching up by 0.65 per cent on daily basis, while hospitalizations and the number of patients in intensive care continued to fall, according to the official data released by the Ministry of Health. A total of 166 people have died in the past 24 hours, a slower pace compared with Friday’s 218 and Thursday’s 289, Xinhua reported. At 25,827, the number of hospitalized patients fell for the 24th consecutive day. The number of patients in intensive care also fell to 3,827. A total of 130,979 people infected by COVID-19 have been identified in France since the start of the pandemic on March 1.