PARIS (Reuters) – France’s health ministry said it recorded 5,429 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, a new high after the lockdown and a level of new infections not seen since the outbreak peaked in early April .
The total number of people infected with the virus in France now stands at 253,587 people.
The health ministry said cumulative COVID-19 death and hospitalization figures on Wednesday were not yet available due to a technical issue.
On Tuesday, the ministry reported that the cumulative number of deaths had risen from 16 to 30,544 and it said 4,600 people were in hospital with COVID-19, including 410 in intensive care.
Report the Geert De Clercq; Montage by Chris Reese
Our standards:Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.