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France records sharp surge in new daily Covid-19 infections


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The #French health ministry reported 26,457 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours on #Wednesday, up sharply from 11,395 on #Tuesday, and alevel unseen since #Nov. 18.

#France, which launched its gradual vaccination campaign #Sunday, saw the number of persons hospitalised for the disease decline by 183 over 24 hours.

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#However, the #Covid-19 death toll was up by 303, at 64,381, versus a rise of 969 on #Tuesday. #France’s cumulative total of cases now stands at 2,600,498, the fifth-highest in the world.

The number of people in #Intensive #Care #Units for the disease were down 14 over 24 hours at 2,661.

#France’s daily cases have varied enormously since mid-December, ranging from around 3,000 to more than 21,000.

#Speaking before the data were released, government spokesman #Gabriel #Attal said #France was not planning local lockdown measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 for now, although he dampened hopes for a quick reopening of cultural attractions and said curfews could be tightened.

The government was keeping a close eye on some 20 #French departments where cases were rising at a quicker pace, and #Attal confirmed that curfews could be brought forward to 6 p.m. instead of 8 p.m. in some areas if needed.

(FRANCE 24 with REUTERS and AFP)



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