The reproduction rate, up since the beginning of the month, is now “above 1.3”, which marks an increase over 24 hours, they said.
The number of new cases, the highest since the 1588 total on June 26, is higher than the daily average of 980 last week and almost double the average of 715 seen in May, when France began to lift. his lockout.
Earlier today, French Health Minister Olivier Veran urged the country not to lower its guard against the disease, but said it “is not facing a second wave”.
There were also 15 new deaths linked to the disease, bringing the total to 30,238, a figure higher than the average daily increase of nine seen last week.
France has the seventh highest death toll in the world.