The BBC reported that Health Minister Olivier Véran said the new death toll, 833 over a 24-hour period, did not yet represent the peak of the spread of the virus in France.
“We have not reached the end of the end of the rise of this epidemic,” said Véran.
He warned French citizens to stay at home as authorities try to control the spread of the virus, but predicted a long way to go.
” It is not finished. Far from there. The path is long. The figures that I have announced show it, “said Véran. “Stay at home and continue this containment effort. “
More than 74,000 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the country, representing more than 8,900 registered deaths. European countries have been hit hard by the virus in recent weeks, with British authorities announcing that Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be hospitalized on Sunday and later transferred to the intensive care unit on Monday due to worsening symptoms of coronavirus .
In neighboring Spain, 136,000 cases of the virus have been confirmed, while in Italy, 132,000 cases have been confirmed and health officials in some regions have warned that the number may be higher due to the death of victims before being tested or hospitalized.