France reports 7,379 new coronavirus cases, just below lockdown record

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FILE PHOTO: A health worker holds a test tube after taking a nasal swab on a patient at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing site at Bassin de la Villette in Paris, France, 25 August 2020. REUTERS / Gonzalo Fuentes

PARIS (Reuters) – France reported 7,379 new confirmed cases of coronavirus on Friday, a new post-lockout record after the high of 6,111 reported on Thursday and just below the high of 7,578 set on March 31 during the lockdown period .

The total number of confirmed cases has risen to 267,077, while the cumulative number of deaths from COVID-19 has increased from 20 to 30,596, the health ministry reported.

Report from Geert De Clercq

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