France reports nearly 1,400 new cases of COVID-19, month high

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PARIS, July 29 (Reuters) – French health authorities on Wednesday reported 1,392 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, to 185,196, the largest daily increase in more than a month.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.

In a statement, authorities said the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 had declined again, continuing a two-month downward trend. (Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Franklin Paul)

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