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The number of new coronavirus infections in France rose by 1,392 on Wednesday, the highest daily tally in a month and a figure likely to fuel fears of a second wave of the disease despite officials playing down such a scenario.The increase brought the total number of confirmed cases in France to 185,196. In a statement, health officials said that aside from the continued decline in the number of people in intensive care units, all indicators of Covid -19 showed “increased viral circulation”.

Employees wearing protective masks work on the automotive assembly line at the Renault automotive plant in Flins, France, May 6, 2020. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes / Reuters

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.


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