France reports its lowest daily coronavirus death toll since late March

The French government says it is extending a public health state of emergency.

(CNN)France has reported its lowest daily death toll from Covid-19 since March 22.

The virus claimed the lives of 135 people in the 24 hours leading up to Sunday's release, according to French Health Ministry figures.
Since the beginning of March, 24,895 people have died of Covid-19 in France and the country has recorded 131,287 confirmed cases of the virus.
    As of Sunday evening, 25,815 people were hospitalized for Covid-19, with 345 new admissions recorded over the previous 24 hours.
    The number of people in ICU decreased further, with 3,819 patients in intensive care. That number has continually fallen since April 9.

    Emergency measures to be extended

    On Saturday, the French government announced it would further extend its coronavirus state of emergency to July 24. The emergency was initially declared in late March and had been set to expire May 11.
    The extension is part of a set of measures to be proposed to Parliament on Tuesday, Health Minister Olivier Veran said in a news conference.
    French Health Minister Olivier Veran, left, said a proposal to extend his country's emergency measures would go before lawmakers Tuesday.