Covid-19. France sets new daily record with 32.427 infection cases

France recorded a new record of daily covid-19 cases, with 32.427 people infected in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to 867.197, according to data released today by the French health agency.

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According to the daily bulletin on the evolution of covid-19 in France, there were 90 deaths associated with the disease in the last 24 hours, which increases the total number of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic to 33.392.

Regarding the new record of daily covid-19 cases, with 32.427 people infected, the previous record occurred last Thursday, with 30.621 infections.

With data from the past 24 hours, France accounts for 867.197 cases of infection, the French health agency said.

In addition to the new record of daily cases of covid-19, data from the last 24 hours show the worst records in almost all parameters of monitoring the evolution of the pandemic, including the rate of positive cases between the tests performed and the hospitalization of patients.

The rate of positive cases among the tests performed increased to 13,1% of the total tests (12,9% on Friday), while 7.198 hospitalizations were recorded in the last seven days (6.906 on Friday), the data revealed. released by the French health agency.

In addition, there are 1.298 patients in intensive care, compared to 1.204 patients in this situation on Friday, according to the daily report on the evolution of covid-19 in France.

French health authorities have accounted for 1.722 sources of contagion across the country, 145 more than on Friday.

Data from the past 24 hours in France show a worsening of all parameters in the past few days, which are released as nine major metropolitan areas in France, including Paris, have just launched a curfew from 21:00 pm to 06:00 am for four weeks to try to curb the contagion curve and avoid saturation of hospitals, especially in intensive care units.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 1,1 million deaths and an additional 39,3 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report by the French agency AFP.

The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.

After Europe succeeded China as the center of the pandemic in February, the American continent is now the one with the most confirmed cases and the most deaths.

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