The Dallas Morning News
France passes 100K Covid-linked deaths
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.