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France sees new daily record of more than 10,000 coronavirus cases

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 17, 2020
France registered 10,593 new confirmed coronavirus cases over the past day, setting a new daily record and pushing the cumulative number to 415,481, the health ministry reported on Thursday
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The previous high was 10,561 new cases in a day, recorded on Sept. 12. The sharp increase is a result of a higher infection rate but also of a massive increase in testing. The government has made coronavirus testing free, resulting in long queues at testing centres in cities across France.

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The number of people who have died from the virus in France increased by 50 to 31,095, the second-highest number in two months following the 80 deaths reported on Sept. 11.


 

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