The number of people who have died from the COVID-19 illness in France has jumped.
The jump was by 61% over two days after data from nursing homes were included in the stats.
Confirmed cases also jumped by 44% to 82,165, according to reports at Reuters.
This makes France the fifth country to report more cases than China.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in hospitals rose by 5,233, or 9%, to 64,338 on Friday.