France reports 4,586 new COVID-19 infections in past 24 hours | News


PARIS (Reuters) – France’s health ministry on Friday reported 4,586 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours after the country hit a post-lockout record the day before.

The ministry also said the country’s total coronavirus deaths increased by 23 in the past 24 hours to 30,503.

The number of patients in intensive care units fell from 1 to 379, the ministry also said.

The total number of confirmed cases of infection rose to 234,400 in France.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed on Thursday to coordinate more closely on travel restrictions linked to the coronavirus.

(Report by Christian Lowe and Matthieu Protard edited by Hugh Lawson and David Holmes)


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