Coronavirus: 860 dead in France, including 5 doctors

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France counted, Monday, March 23 in the evening, 860 deaths from the coronavirus, a jump of 186 deaths in the last 24 hours, in France which is one of the European countries most affected by the disease, with Italy and the ‘Spain.

This assessment includes the four new deaths registered in the ranks of doctors who were infected, bringing to five the total of deaths in the profession in the country.

In Mulhouse, a 66-year-old obstetrician-gynecologist, Jean-Marie Boegle, died “of the consequences” of Covid-19, contracted in consultation with one of his patients, said in a press release the clinic in which he worked “For 35 years”.

In addition, a 60-year-old general practitioner, Sylvain Welling, died at the hospital in the small town of Saint-Avold where he had been admitted for “respiratory problems”, said Gilbert Weber, mayor of the town where the doctor was exercising.

In the afternoon, the Grand Est Regional Health Agency reported that a 70-year-old general practitioner, Mahen Ramloll, had died in Colmar hospital.

The mayor of Couthenans, still in the east, announced to him that Olivier-Jacques Schneller, 68, who worked in this city had died this weekend at the nearby hospital in Trévenans.

French Minister of Health Olivier Véran announced Sunday the first case, a priori, of the death of a doctor infected with the new coronavirus.

The victim was an emergency doctor from Compiègne, north of Paris, aged 67, who had taken care of the first patients with coronavirus, according to sources close to the file.


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