New cases of COVID-19 in France increase by more than 6,000

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FILE PHOTO: A patient with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Robert Ballanger Hospital in Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris during the outbreak of coronavirus disease in France, April 29, 2020. REUTERS / Gonzalo Fuentes

PARIS (Reuters) – French health authorities on Monday reported 6,158 new COVID-19 infections in the past 24 hours, down sharply from Saturday’s record of 10,561 and Sunday’s total of 7,183.

Monday’s figure still tends to go down as there are fewer tests being done on Sunday.

The seven-day moving average of new infections, which smooths out reporting irregularities, stood at 8,324, a record for a 28th consecutive day, from a low of 272 on May 27, two weeks after the country ended its two months. confinement.

The number of people who have died in France from COVID-19 infections has increased from 34 to 30,950. The cumulative number of cases now stands at 387,252.

Report by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Edited by Jan Harvey

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