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France passes 100K Covid-linked deaths

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PARIS — France on Thursday became the third country in Europe, after the United Kingdom and Italy, to reach the unwanted milestone of 100,000 deaths related to COVID-19 as new infections and deaths surged due to virus variants.

The country of 67 million is the eighth nation in the world to reach the mark after a year of overwhelme­d hospitals, coronaviru­s lockdowns and enormous personal losses.

“We all have a thought for their families, their loved ones, for the children who have lost a parent or a grandparen­t, the bereaved siblings, the broken friendship­s,” President Emmanuel Macron said on Twitter.

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