The number of coronavirus deaths in France rose by 83 to 27,074 on Wednesday. That increase is less than the previous two days.
The number of confirmed cases of infection increased by 507 to 140,734.
According to the Ministry of Health, the number of people hospitalized dropped to 21,071, from 21,595 a day earlier. This downward movement is now entering its fifth week.
On the third day after the end of the 55-day lockdown, the number of people in intensive care also fell by 114 to 2,428.
After the United States, Great Britain, Italy and Spain, France is the country with the most deaths worldwide.