Paris: Eight people have died in France over blood clots following the vaccination with the AstraZeneca drug, the National Agency for Medicine and Health Product Safety (ANSM) said.
As of April 8, more than 2.72 million AstraZeneca vaccines had been used in France.
From April 2 to April 8, nine new thrombosis cases and two cases of isolated disseminated intravascular coagulation after the AstraZeneca vaccine had been confirmed in France.
The total number of blood clots cases after the inoculation with AstraZeneca in France stands at 23, including eight lethal ones.
The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11, 2020. To date, more than 139.5 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, with over 2.99 million fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.
France has confirmed more than 5.28 million coronavirus cases so far, with over 100,000 fatalities.