PARIS—France has turn out to be one particular of the first nations around the world in the globe to systematically report the impression of the new coronavirus in its nursing homes, increasing the nation’s formal demise toll from the virus by extra than 40%.

France is pressing nursing homes throughout the country—7,000 institutions housing 600,000 aged people—to report fatalities of confirmed or suspected coronavirus people to wellness authorities. So far, the country has tallied three,237 fatalities in nursing homes considering the fact that March one, in accordance to the wellness ministry. Only about…