France sets new record for new Covid-19 cases

With 16 infected in 24 hours, the numbers of the pandemic in France continue to worsen every day, fearing new health control measures.

Paris, France | Bloomberg

With 16.096 positive cases recorded in just 24 hours, the French authorities announced this Thursday, the country has broken the record of people infected in one day with Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic and the total number of cases confirmed through testing in France it is 497.237.

In the last 24 hours, there were 52 deaths due to the new coronavirus, bringing the total number since the beginning of the pandemic to 31.511. The rate of positive tests continues to rise to 6,5% from 6,2% on Wednesday.

Hospitals in the Paris region announced on Thursday that they will begin to postpone non-urgent operations again due to the increase in the number of cases in the capital.

At the same time, the Marseille region will try to curb the governmental imposition of the closure of restaurants in the next 15 days announced on Wednesday by the Minister of Health.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed at least 978.448 deaths and almost 32 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report by the French agency AFP.


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