France sees mid-week dip in COVID-19 numbers

France continued to see declining coronavirus numbers Wednesday with a dip in both hospitalizations and fatalities, according to the Health Ministry.

Hospitalizations totaled 15,960 with 2,558 of those patients in intensive care, a number that has been trending downward in recent days.

The country reported 28,383 new confirmed cases, down 17,139 from 45,522 Tuesday. The total number of infections since record-keeping began now stand at 2,065,138.

France passed the 2 million mark for cases on Tuesday.

Fatalities were also down slightly, with 427 deaths recorded, a drop by 10 over the day before. The official death toll stands at 46,698.

France is in its third week of its second lockdown, which is scheduled to end on Dec. 1, although government offi