PARIS: France reported 13,215 new confirmed coronavirus instances over the previous 24 hours, a brand new file because the begin of the epidemic, whereas the every day demise toll jumped to a four-month excessive.
The new instances pushed the cumulative whole to 428,696 because the seven-day transferring common of every day new infections rose to greater than 9,300, in comparison with a low of 272 on the finish of May, two weeks after lockdown was lifted.
Epidemiologists blame the rise on a mix of quicker circulation of the virus and a six-fold improve in testing because the authorities made it free.
The well being ministry additionally reported that the entire variety of deaths from COVID-19 elevated by 154 to 31,249, a four-month excessive and triple the degrees of the previous week.
Earlier, the ministry reported the toll elevated by 123, however then up to date that to 154.
As the an infection charge will increase every day, probably the most affected areas and cities in France have tightened laws.
The metropolis of Nice on the French Riviera will ban gatherings of greater than 10 folks in public areas and pressure bars to shut early after Marseille and Bordeaux launched comparable measures on Monday.
Paris, the place the virus has additionally been circulating extra shortly than elsewhere, has not banned gatherings of greater than 10 folks however the police prefecture stated on Friday that it strongly suggested in opposition to personal gatherings of greater than that quantity.
Hospital knowledge have been comparatively secure on Friday, with the entire variety of folks in hospital with COVID-19 down by 25 to five,819 and the variety of folks in intensive care up by 27 to 800.
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