New cases of COVID-19 in France increase by more than 7,000

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This content was published on September 15, 2020 – 18:50

PARIS (Reuters) – French health authorities on Tuesday reported 7,852 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, compared to 6,158 new infections on Monday.

In a daily update to the site, the French Ministry of Health also reported that the number of hospital arrivals for COVID-19 in the past seven days had risen to 2,713 from 2,561 recorded on Monday.

These included 479 admissions to intensive care units over the past seven days, up from 448 in Monday’s tally, he said.

The number of people who have died in France from COVID-19 infections has increased from 37 to 30,999. The cumulative number of cases now stands at 395,104.

There were now 866 clusters under investigation, or 68 in the past 24 hours.

(Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; editing by Chris Reese)

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