France reports daily record after 4,897 new COVID cases were locked

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Pedestrians wearing protective masks walk behind a COVID-19 information board during the annual summer flea market as France steps up mask wear as part of efforts to curb the resurgence of the disease in coronavirus (COVID-19) across the country, in Merville- Franceville-Plage, France, August 23, 2020. REUTERS / Charles Platiau

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s health ministry on Sunday reported 4,897 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, marking the highest daily level since a two-month lockdown ended in May to fight the pandemic .

The ministry said the total number of coronavirus deaths in the country increased by one in the past 24 hours to 30,513.

Reporting by Sarah White; Editing by Alex Richardson

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