France reports 5,429 new coronavirus infections, new record after lockdown


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

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