France reports 19,814 new COVID-19 cases over 24 hours

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing in a pharmacy in Nantes

PARIS (Reuters) - France reported on Friday 19,814 new daily confirmed COVID-19 cases, down from 21,703 on Thursday.

French health ministry also reported 281 new virus death in hospitals, up from 277 on Thursday, confirming initial data.

(Reporting by Matthieu Protard)