France reports another post-lockdown spike in daily COVID-19 cases


Pedestrians wearing protective masks walk along the banks of the Seine as France steps up the wearing of masks as part of efforts to stem a resurgence of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across the country, Paris , France, August 15, 2020. REUTERS / Charles Platiau

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s health ministry on Saturday reported 3,310 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, setting a new high after the lockdown for the fourth day in a row and bringing the cumulative number of cases in the country to 215,521 .

A total of 252 clusters were investigated, an increase of 17 from 24 hours earlier, the ministry said in an update to the website.

Reporting by Gus Trompiz; Edited by Alison Williams

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