Healthcare French COVID-19 cases slow and patient tallies continue to fall Updated : May 24, 2020 10:04 AM IST France witnesses further slowdown in coronavirus infection rates. he number of COVID-19 patients in hospital and intensive care continued to fall, health ministry figures showed. Italy and Spain have also reported confirmed cases going up by 0.3 percent on average in the past seven days. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.